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Round 4 Update

posted Jan 6, 2012, 1:30 AM by Site Admin
The WCC XIV Round 4 fixtures have now been completed, and the offsite has been updated.

With only 2 group rounds left to play, I thought I would just give you a reminder of the benefits of finishing in 1st position (or winning the round 7 play-off fixture) after the group rounds. With 2 group rounds left to play, there is still a chance to better your position in many cases.

At the end of the group rounds we have a play-off round for the teams who finished 2nd & 3rd in the group tables, and this will be played in round 7. The winner of the play-off will earn a home fixture in the 1st Knockout round. The team that loses the play-off will play away to a team selected at random within the cup (1-8) , plate (9-16) , bowl (17-24) or shield (25-32) groups.

The teams who finished in 1st and 4th have a no consequence free-play match in round 7 against a team from another group. 

NB: The team who finished 1st on the group table will have a home fixture first up in knockout round 1, the 4th place team will play away to a team selected at random, as above.

After the 1st knockout Round, all the home/away draw will be random.

In knockout/finals rounds, any drawn fixtures will be decided in usual BR fashion ie half-time score, tries scored etc...etc.