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devon rugby rocks rules

learn about the rules and regulations of the devon rugby rocks festival, played in accordance with the RFU

Rules

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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    Dispensation
    Please remember that dispensation is only granted to teams that otherwise would face an unfair disadvantage. Please note that we identify countries that play by the 1st of September and also the 1st of January.

    If you would like us to confirm your correct age group, please complete the following form and a member of staff will contact you to discuss your age category.

    Click Here For The Form

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    Proof Of Age
    Teams must provide Team Tours Direct Ltd with a player registration form prior to the event.

    Each team must submit a list of players to the Team Tours International administration before their first match of the tournament.

    All players MUST be able to identify themselves and to certify their age with a valid passport or registration card from their respective governing body.

    Teams must be able to present this proof if and when required.

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    Team List
    Teams must submit a team list to the tournament organisers at least one week prior to the tournament.

    Alterations to the team list can be made up to 30 minutes prior to kick-off on the day of the tournament.

    All participants listed on the team sheet will be considered to have taken part in the tournament.

    Random controls of all team sheets will be carried out during the tournament.

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    RFU Rules

    If you are unsure of the R.F.U rules relating to your age group then click read more for details.


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    Disciplinary
    Any player given a red card is automatically suspended from participation in the following match. The tournament organising committee can decide about suspension for further games. Anybody who gets two red cards will be suspended from the rest of the tournament. Any team who has a total of five cards will be suspended from the rest of the tournament. Referees can give teams, management or supporters red cards and send them away from the pitch. (These will count to the team's total of red cards). Yellow cards are not accumulated. Please note that from Under 12's and down, a child cannot be shown a yellow or red card. The referee may call the coach onto the field and ask the player to be substituted. If the coach refuses to sub the offending player the game will not continue until the player has been subbed.

    Severe offences will be reported to the home union of the offending team and may result in elimination from the tournament.

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    Officials
    Referees are qualified RFU officials and in some matches there will be officials from other unions e.g. Scottish (SRU), Irish (IRU) and Welsh (WRU) who will be suitably qualified and will follow the RFU Guidelines.

    Please note, in age groups U7 to U10, teams are responsible for refereeing their own matches. Please ensure that you have notified Team Tours Direct of your nominated official.

    Team managers are advised to control the behaviour of their team both on and off the field. Teams should play fairly on the field and within the correct spirit.

    Proper conduct off the pitch is also important and teams are reminded that you are representing your club/area. Improper conduct will be viewed negatively by the committee and in some cases could result in your team being withdrawn from the competition.

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    No Shows
    Any team not appearing at the appointed time and place for a match without a valid excuse will automatically lose the match. Please click on the button below for full rules on teams failing to turn up for fixtures. Any team failing to appear at the appointed time and place for a match without a valid excuse will automatically lose the match.

    If a team repeatedly fails to appear at the game, the team may be excluded from the tournament.

    In special cases, the tournament committee may decide to exclude a team at the first offence i.e. if a deliberate act of not appearing favours their own team or is unfair to another team in the group.

    Team managers are NOT allowed to make any changes whatsoever to the draw. If needed the tournament directors will be the only persons allowed to make changes.

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    Match Balls
    All matches will be played using the size ball specified in the guidelines provided by the R.F.U. The tournament organisers provide match balls.

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    Insurance
    It's your responsibility to ensure that all players are insured both on and off the playing field.

    Team Tours Direct do not carry any group insurance protecting participants in case of injury, illness, theft or damage to property.

    Team Tours Direct is in no way responsible for injury or economic loss which may arise in the case of war, warlike events, civil war, revolution or civil disturbances or because of the actions of the authorities, strikes, lockouts, blockades or similar events. Participants from countries that have no medical insurance agreement with Great Britain must have personal medical insurance in place.