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20 mins extra time (10 min each way)
10 mins sudden death extra time (5 min each way)
Tied Matches will be considered as a draw in the pool phase and no winner determined through additional rules.This means that each Team is awarded two Match points for the drawn Match plus any bonus point earned for scoring four or more tries.
For quarter-finals, semi-finals, the Bronze Final and the Final, if Teams are tied at fulltime, then the winner shall be determined through the following sequential criteria;
Following an interval of 5 minutes, extra time of 10 minutes each way (with an interval of 5 minutes) shall be played in full (referred to in this Section as “Normal Extra Time”). For the avoidance of doubt,Teams must remain on the Field of Play. The Match referee will conduct a coin toss during the 5-minute interval to determine which Team will kick-off and the direction of play. Team B will call the toss, in line with Section 7. The Team captain who wins the coin toss can either:
nominate to kick-off, therefore the other Team must choose the direction they will play
nominate their preferred direction of play, therefore the other Team must kick-off
If the scores are tied at the conclusion of Normal Extra Time, then following an interval of 5 minutes a further extra time of 10 minutes maximum shall be played (referred to in this Section as “Sudden Death”). At the end of Normal Extra Time, Teams swap ends and whichever Team kicked off the first half of Normal Extra Time also kicks off Sudden Death. During this period the first Team to score any points shall be declared the winner;
If after this Sudden Death period no winner can be declared, a kicking competition will be organised between the two Teams as set out in Section 5.2.6. The winner of that competition shall be declared the winner of the Match.
Presentation of the final score in tied Matches
For Matches completed at the end of Normal Extra Time or during the Sudden Death, the final score will be presented as the score at the time at which the Match was completed (that is, including Normal Extra Time or Sudden Death).
For Matches completed through the organisation of a kicking competition, the final score shall be presented as the Match score at the completion of the Sudden Death period, followed in brackets by the notification of the winner of the Match and the score in the kicking competition.
- Kicking competition
If at the end of a knock-out Match, after Normal Extra Time and Sudden Death periods of play have been completed, the Teams remain tied, then the referee will conduct a place-kick competition to determine the winner of the Match. RWCL will predetermine which end the kicking competition will take place in order to simplify relocation of photographers and ensure the best broadcast coverage of the kicking competition.
The following procedures apply:
All players and Match Officials will remain on the playing enclosure. The referee will call the captains of the two Teams to the centre of the playing enclosure and will conduct a coin toss. As per Section 7 Team B will call the toss. The winner of the coin toss will choose which Team kicks first.
Only players on the playing enclosure at the time of the completion of the sudden death period maytake part in the kicking competition. For the avoidance of doubt, no substituted (including for injury,HIA and/or blood), ordered off or temporarily suspended player not on the Field of Play at thecompletion of the sudden death period may take part in the kicking competition at any time. EachTeam captain must nominate five players to participate in the kicking competition and the order inwhich they kick must be specified to the referee by the start of the kicking competition.
The Match Officials and Team Members will assemble on the halfway line. Team Members mustremain behind the halfway line in the side of the playing area not being used for the kickingcompetition. No one except the referee, two assistant referees and two members of the ball team isallowed in the part of the playing area being used for the competition.
The five players from each Team will place kick from three different areas, all on the 22 metre line, asfollows:
Position 1: directly in front of the posts
Position 2: on the 15 metre line on the left-hand side of the posts (determined as facing the posts)
Position 3: on the 15 metre line on the right-hand side of the posts (determined as facing theposts)
The referee will start the competition by calling the first player selected from the Team kicking first tothe first kicking position. Once the player has taken the kick, the referee calls a player from theopposing Team to kick from the same position.
The next two players (one from each Team) will kick from the second position in turn. This willcontinue until all five players from each Team have kicked (the next players kicking respectively fromthe third position, first position and finally the second position), or until one Team is unable to equalthe score of the other Team within the remaining number of kicks. For clarification purposes, the orderand positions of kickers is as follows:
Kicker 1 from each Team, from position 1
Kicker 2 from each Team, from position 2
Kicker 3 from each Team, from position 3
Kicker 4 from each Team, from position 1
Kicker 5 from each Team, from position 2
Location of the Referee is approximate (centrally located between the 22m and 10m lines)
If there is an equal number of successful kicks once each Team has completed its five kicks, thecompetition continues on a “sudden death” basis, following the same order of kickers used in the firstfive kicks.
The competition will continue two kicks at a time (one from each Team), going progressively throughthe three kicking positions stated above, starting at position 1 (and repeating the process if necessary)until one player succeeds with a kick and the player from the other side taking the same kick misses it.Once this occurs, the Team of the player who succeeded with the kick will be declared the winner.
Throughout the kicking competition:
Players must be nominated immediately on request by the referee. Once a player has beenhanded the ball on the kicking area, he must take the kick within one minute. Should he takelonger, the referee shall declare the kick void.
After each kick, the referee will record the number of the player and whether or not the attemptwas successful. The Match Press Officer will record the same details on the official Matchreport.
Whether or not the kick is successful is the sole decision of the referee, who may at his solediscretion rely on the assistance of his assistant referees and/or the TMO. The referee’sdecision shall be final and binding.
Once a player has completed his kick, he shall return to stand with his Team behind thehalfway line in the side of the playing area not being used for the kicking competition.
Should a player injure himself during the kicking competition, this player may be replaced. If areplacement is required, the Team can call upon a replacement kicker but only select from theremaining 10 players that were on the Field of Play at the end of sudden death. For theavoidance of doubt, a player not on the Field of Play at the end of sudden death cannotparticipate in the kicking competition.
- Kicking competition