CANDY League Rules 2019 – 2020
games shall be played in accordance with the “Laws of the Game of Rugby
Football” and the rules and regulations of the Rugby Football Union.
participating must pay a £30 bond to the league.
will be three leagues. Division One will have 10 teams, Division Two North with
9 teams and Division Two South with 10 teams.
position of a Club in a league shall be established by awarding four League
points for a win, two points for a draw. In addition bonus points will be
awarded to teams on the following basis:
- This season teams will receive 1 bonus point for every try scored – up to a maximum of 5
- Teams will receive a Losing bonus point for being within 10 points of the winning team
- Losing teams will receive 1 point for
playing the match
a team cries off the game before Friday they will lose 1 point. If a team cries
off on Friday or Saturday then they will lose 3 points.
bonus points will only be awarded within 1 week of the match being played. If a team fails to provide the number by the
following weekend then NO try bonus points will be awarded for the game. It is
the responsibility of every team to send in their number of tries scored.
a game is called off for weather, it shall be deemed a draw and the teams
awarded 2 points each. If the ‘away’ team have a pitch suitable for play then
try and get the game switched. Please try to replay games if a free date is
at the end of the season any Clubs have the same number of League points, the
league positions shall be determined firstly the higher number of wins. If the
teams have the same number of wins then the league position will be decided by
the difference between match points ‘for’ and ‘against’. Should two Clubs have
the same number of League points and an equal number of wins and the same match
points difference, the Club having scored more match points ‘for’ shall be
placed higher in the League than a Club having the lesser number of match
points ‘for’. If this still does not establish the positions then the Clubs
involved shall be ranked according to the number of matches won, excluding the
first League match of the season. If necessary this process shall be extended
to exclude the second match, third match and so on until the final positions
off times to be arranged by participating clubs.
bona fide member of a club shall be eligible to play in league matches. A
player who has played for the 1st XV is eligible to play for the 2nd XV the
following week and thereafter, providing that his 1st XV have a game on that
same weekend. No club shall be allowed to play any member or members of another
club in order to strengthen their own team for league matches. The exception to
this rule may apply to front row players only, who with the permission of the
opposition club, may be brought in when that club has insufficient such
players, to allow a game to go ahead. In the case of any particular hardship
arising from this Rule, application may be made to the League Secretary.
to six replacements are allowed in any game, one (preferably two) of those
replacements must be capable of playing in the front row. Rolling substitutions
are allowed in all games. If you have more than 6 subs please confirm with
a game commences if there is a shortage of front row players, the game starts
with uncontested scrums (and uncontested lineouts if necessary.) Normal rules
will apply. If any team is seen to be
exploiting this rule action can be taken to deduct points.
appointment of the referees will be made by the home club through their local
side unable to fulfil a fixture for any reason other than the weather forfeits
the game, except under exceptional circumstances and agreed by the committee.
Exceptional requests must be submitted to the Leagues Secretary at least 30
days in advance.
you have at least 10 players you must travel and the game will be play with
equal numbers. ie, 12 v 12, 13 v 13 or 14 v 14. These smaller sided games will
be played as normal competitive games and can be shortened in length.
both teams agree players can be given to the opposition to make it back up to
15 v 15 or the rest of the players will be rolling subs.
sides will be responsible for reporting the results,
including number of tries scored, to the League Secretary and must be received
by Monday morning. It can be done by text, telephone, twitter or e-mail.
the event that the Committee become aware that a member club has materially
misled or deceived them to gain an advantage the Committee reserves the right
to impose such disciplinary action as they deem fit including expulsion from
the league. All complaints received by the Leagues Secretary re conduct of other
teams/clubs must be in writing and received within 10 days of the incident/s
occurring. Such complaints must be accompanied by documentary evidence
including any referee’s report and written statements from officers of the
complainant club. On receipt of the complaint the Secretary shall forward
details of the complaint to the club the subject of the complaint, who shall
respond within seven days. The Committee shall then issue their findings within
10 days. If the club is dissatisfied with the decision of the Committee they
may then appeal against such decision.
- Should a team wish to appeal against a decision of the Committee notice of the appeal must be forwarded to the League Secretary within 7 days of the Committee decision. The matter will then be considered by a panel appointed by the Northumberland Competitions Committee.
Note 1. All results and tables will be posted on the league website. Results will also be posted on twitter when received, @CandyLeague.
Clubs must take their own copy for publication on notice boards from the website. (“http://www.candyleague.co.uk/”).
Note 2. The contact details for the League Secretary are Craig Johnston (07525 614337, 01434 607696) or firstname.lastname@example.org or @CandyLeague