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Festival

Please find below the festival information pertaining to the Devon Rugby Rocks, if your team has any queries please contact Team Tours Direct Ltd.

All participants, supporters & club officials are asked to pay particular notice to the following guidelines set out with regard to behaviour, attitude, encouragement and respect while in attendance at the Devon Rugby Rocks.

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    Player Conduct
    Players are asked to respect the following guidelines with regard to tournament conduct.
    • Show respect and fair play to your opponents.
    • Play within the rules of the game.
    • Encourage, support and co-operate with your teammates.
    • Respect the officials and accept all decisions without question.
    • Always ensure your team, supporters & match officials are aware of local cultures and traditions.

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    General Notice
    All participants, supporters & club officials are asked to pay particular notice to the following guidelines set out with regard to behaviour, attitude, encouragement and respect while in attendance at the forthcoming event.

    Please note that Team Tours Direct has a zero tolerance to any type of racism or lack of respect shown to any tournament officials, participants, supporters, club officials in addition to any individual in attendance at an event we operate.

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    Parent Conduct
    Supporters are asked to respect the following guidelines with regard to tournament conduct.
    • Encourage your child to play by the laws of the game.
    • Avoid pressurising players about winning or losing.
    • Support and encourage all players, including the opposition.
    • Never publicly criticize your child or other players.
    • Do not question decisions made by the match officials.
    • Always ensure your team, supporters & match officials are aware of local cultures and traditions.

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    Squad Size
    The number of players per squad is not restricted, as we want to encourage participation at all levels.

    Rolling substitutions are permitted i.e. a player who has been replaced can return to the field an unlimited number of times.

    The only restriction to substitutions is that there may be no more than seven substitutions in a match to prevent teams changing the whole team. The only exception to this is the replacement of injured front row players and this cannot exceed three replacements and must be for injury not tactical reasons.

    The manager of the team must notify the referee each time a substitution is made.

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    Arrival
    Teams should be at their allocated pitch at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled kick off.

    Team managers are responsible for ensuring that all participants have the relevant insurance cover in place to participate.

    Supporters conduct is the responsibility for each individual team and any misconduct will be reported to the home union (RFU) and also to the home union of the offending team.

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    Tournament Strucutre
    The Devon Rugby Rocks Festival will be played in accordance with applicable sections of the R.F.U.

    In age categories where the R.F.U advise rugby should be non competitive, teams will initially be drawn randomly followed with fixtures arranged to match teams of similar abilities.

    In the case of competitive age categories, teams are divided into groups in the early stages where all the teams will play each respected team within their group. Three points will be awarded for a win and one point for a draw. If two or more teams have the same number of points, the order will be decided as follows :
    1. Result of match between tied teams.
    2. Most tries scored in tournament.
    3. Teams with the biggest point's difference in the tournament.
    4. Most points scored in the tournament.
    5. Least number of points conceded in the tournament

    In playoff/knockout stages the match will be decided as follows:
    1. Most tries scored in the match
    2. The team who scored the first try in the match
    3. If there is a no score draw then the result will be decided by a toss of a coin
    4. If there is draw in the final and points 1 and 2 cannot separate the teams then the trophy will be shared.