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Round 10 News

posted Nov 21, 2014, 3:17 AM by Site Admin   [ updated Nov 21, 2014, 3:18 AM ]
The WCC XXIII Group rounds have now been completed, and the results have been entered and the group tables updated.

So we now move onto the Knockout Rounds, and your fixtures are ready to accept here......however if you finished in last place in your group (5th or 6th in the Resin Groups)....unfortunately the WCC is over for you this season.

The Top Points & Top Try Scorer sheets has also been updated.

You can see the Finals pages here

NB: We are now at sudden death, and with all finals fixtures, if the match is drawn after 80 minutes, extra time will take place followed by a kicking competition if needed.

Also you maybe or may not be aware that the Finals series rules have changed this season.

S23 New Finals Format - All Trophy Groups

The 1st place team in each group will still have a Home fixture in the Knockout Round and the Quarter Final, and the 2nd place team will have a home fixture in the Knockout Round only....as in previous seasons. 

However this season, their opponents will be drawn completely at random from the teams who finished 3rd & 4th place (possibly from the same group). 

In the Quarter Finals,the teams who finished in 1st Place in the group rounds, will still have a home fixture, however their opponents will be selected at random, and not follow the traditional ladder system. 

All remaining fixtures will be selected at random, similar to the normal Blackout Rugby National Cup.

Lastly, failure to accept your WCC fixture by 7.35pm NZ Time on Wednesday 26th November will mean that you forfeit the match, and you will be out of this seasons WCC......You have been warned