School Sport Magazine National Schools U14 Boys Rugby Union Cup 2022/23

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to enter the School Sport Magazine National Schools U14 Boys Rugby Union Cup 2022/23. Entry form and rules/regs below.

The U14 knockout competition will kick off in September 2022 with the final set for March 2023 and complements the excellent schools’ tournaments run by the sports’ national governing body.

The competition, endorsed by the RFU and with an entry fee of £35, is open to all state and independent schools in England and Wales and will run on a local, county and regional knockout basis in the early rounds to avoid excess travel.

Aimed mainly for players in year 9 in the year of the competition but also open to players in year 8 under RFU guidelines, it will again be played mainly in midweek but weekends if preferred, running from September to March with about a month to arrange and play each round.

Points accrued during this competition will also count towards the national top 200 sporting schools of the year list.

To enter, complete, copy and email the form below to info@schoolsportmag.co.uk

*Yes I would like to enter the 2022/23 National Schools U14 Rugby Union Cup

□ I will arrange the £35 payment by BACS or cheque

□ Please invoice us

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Rules and Regulations

The competition shall forthwith be known as the School Sport Magazine National Schools U14 Rugby Union Cup.

The Laws of Rugby Union will apply except where specified below.

The main competition will run from September to March with the final at the end of March.

The competition is open to bona-fide full-time students of the school. The competition is mainly for boys in year 9 in the year of the competition but year 8 players are also eligible under RFU guidelines. 

The breaking of any regulation, inadvertently or deliberately, will result in disqualification from the competition at the discretion of the organising committee.

The closing date for entries will be May 31 in the year preceding the competition after which a draw, with closing dates for all rounds, and contact details will be sent to all competing schools.

An entry fee to cover administrative costs must be received before June 30. Failure to do so will mean your place being offered to a school on a reserve list.

The first-named team will be the home team and will be responsible for organising individual rounds in conjunction and agreement with the away team. But the away team should be equally as proactive in organising games to ensure the smooth running of the competition. 

Matches will be midweek, unless both teams agree otherwise, and should be arranged as far in advance of the final date for organising the round to allow for postponements due to weather etc. No extensions will be granted under any circumstances.

Where the home team is unable to provide a suitable venue for the match, the fixture must be reversed and played at the away team venue to ensure the match is completed by the due date.
If a match is not played by the due date, the organising committee will progress one team to the next round based either on a voluntary walkover given to one team over the other, on one team’s inability to play the game or a random draw.

Teams will be 15 a side. Matches shall consist of two halves of 25 minutes each way. In the event of a draw after 50 minutes, the away side will be declared the winner. In the final, the team scoring the most tries will be declared the winner. If the scores are still tied, the match will be awarded to the side scoring the first try and, if no try, the first points.

The winning team will be responsible for notifying the result of the match as soon after completion by emailing info@schoolsportmag.co.uk with details of any significant performances/events (Try scorers/comebacks/other stories etc). Both christian and surname should be included. Team or action pictures are also welcome.

Half game regulation: Breaching of this rule will result in disqualification from the competition in line with RFU regulations.

Reports and results will be included in School Sport Magazine and on the School Sport Magazine website www.schoolsportmag.co.uk on a regular basis.

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