Women’s XVs Guidelines

Points System for Divisions I, II, and III

During the League season, teams will be ranked within their Divisions as follows, based on the original method used in the Super 12 competition:

Win = 4 points
Draw = 2 points (a game tied at the end of regulation time will remain tied)
Loss = 1 point for loss within 7 points or less of the team that wins
Loss = 0 points for loss of more than 7 points
Bonus Point = 1 point for scoring 4 tries or more in a match

In the event of a forfeit, the score will be considered 60-0 (regional standard) and, in terms of points, 4 for the win and 1 pt for 4 trys or more (total of 5 points for a forfeit win) and 8 trys scored.

In the event of a tie on Super 12 points, the tie-breaker will be point differential.


Day and Time of League Matches

League matches must kick off between 11:00 am and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, unless a mutually agreeable change is made prior to the beginning of the season and reported to the appropriate referees association and to the Competitions Committee.


Forfeitures

Forfeiture of a match will result in being barred from the playoffs and advancement within the current competitive season. A second occurrence in the competitive season will warrant demotion to the next lower division for the following competitive cycle.


Women’s Field Cancellation Policy

1. Home Clubs are required to contact their Away opponents not later than Wednesday prior to their scheduled league matches in the event with information. The teams are to work alternate mutually agreeable arrangements if there is a problem with the weekend’s scheduled site.

2. If the original Home field was cancelled (for any reason), the Home team shall make any/all effort to secure a suitable field no further than 30 miles in additional travel distance from the original venue for the Away team.

3. If the Home team cannot secure a field as stated above, the teams will negotiate for a make-up date during the Competitive Season within the vicinity of the original Home team. If a decision cannot be reached by the two teams, the match will be rescheduled on the earliest available Make-up Date (as prescribed by the seasonal schedule).

4. If the match cannot be scheduled, the MAC Committee will adjudicate the resulting complaint.


updated 3/25/14 – Removed sections “Team fielding multiple sides” and “Promotion/Relegation Policy”