The teams (all 144 of them) are split into 24 groups of six teams.  The groups are ranked, based each teams top 15 players average CSR, and then the top 24 ranked teams are spread out in the Top 4 groups. 

These top 4 groups will play for the Cup. Groups 5 to 8 play for the Plate, 9 to 12 play for the Bowl, 13 to 16 play for the Shield, 17 to 20 play for the Vase and the last four groups 21 to 24 will play for the Plaque.

There are 10 group rounds (Rounds 1-10) and everyone plays each other home and away. Points are accumulated in the same way as the league, with 4 for a win, 2 for a draw and bonus points for 4 or more tries in a game and losing by only 7 points or less.

The teams that finish in 5th & 6th place after the group rounds will not progress on to the finals, and their WCC season will be over.

Click on the shirts opposite to navigate to the required groups.