Midwest Rugby Football Union

League matches, and tournaments with pool play setups, ending in a draw will have those results stand.

When competitions reach knock-out stages, and a winner needs to be determined in order to advance or be crowned champion, the Midwest will follow the Under 19 Variation of the USA Rugby Knock-out Competition Extra Time Policy, as listed below (a link to a document for download is listed below as well):

U19 Overtime Policy

USA Rugby Knock-out Competition Extra Time Policy

Revised and adopted April 14, 2006

 

Under 19 Variation

The Under 19 variations provides for two 35 minute halves and total playing time of 70 minutes.  The rules governing the IRB Under 19 World Championship provide for matches to be decided first by try differential and then by a penalty shoot-out.  Accordingly, the extra time protocol for Under 19 competitions will be as follows:

1.                  Match is not decided in regulation time (ends in a “tie” score), the team with the greater number of tries will be declared the winner.

2.                  If the match is still not decided (teams have equal number of tries), the team with the greater number of converted tries will be declared the winner.

3.                  If the match is still not decided (teams have equal number of converted tries), the winner will be determined by a penalty shoot-out between the two teams to take place as follows:

i)        The kicks at goal should be part of the match and be the responsibility of the referee. The touch judges and match commissioner may help the referee. Before the kicks at goals, the two captains shall toss a coin to decide which goal posts and toss again to decide who will kick first.  The match commissioner may move the penalty shoot-out to another field if necessary to the competition schedule.

ii)      The first series will consist of five placed kicks taken on the 22 meter line in front of the posts. 

The kicks at goal will be taken, for each Team, by each of the five players, nominated by the Captains, who were on the field of play at the end of that match. In the event of an injury, a player initially nominated to kick, may be replaced however his replacement shall be a player who was on the field of play at the end of that match.

The five players shall take it in turns to kick at goal. Teams will alternate: Team A, Team B, Team A, Team B, etc.

iii)    In the event of a tie after the first series of kicks at goal, additional kicks shall be taken, still from the 22 meter line in front of the posts, alternatively by each Team, until one Team has an advantage for the same number of kicks taken.

iv)    Each of these additional kicks shall be taken by a different player who did not participate in the first series of kicks.

4.             For a Final Match still not decided after #2 (teams have equal number of converted tries), then both finalists shall become joint cup holders.