WHO MAY PARTICIPATE ?
All clubs, members of a WR affiliated national association, may participate in the Paris World Games. For the countries where rugby can be taught in the school system, we also allow teams affiliated to their school sports associations.
All players must be insured both for games and leisure time
RULES OF THE TOURNAMENT
The tournament is played under all applicable WR or French Rugby Federation rules. The specific rules of the tournament are to be found in our website in the Official Rules tab. The games are played with official referees from various countries.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
In order to fulfil the conditions of participation, each player must show his/her F.F.R license of the ongoing season. In case of failure to present the license, the player will have to present an ongoing (less than 18 months) medical certificate clearance for rugby, an official identity document as well as a parental authorization – if the player is a miner (or visa for countries out of the EU).
VISUAL CONTROL OF THE PLAYERS AND EXEMPTIONS
Before the first game, the organization staff will proceed to a visual control of the age of each participant, who will receive a colored bracelet according to his/her age category.
The central referee will proceed to a visual control of the colored bracelets of both teams before the game’s kick off.
Teams will have to fill a game sheet before each game’s kick off, which they will sign before and after the game. An annex for the “objections” will be available on the score table before, during or after the game. No exemption on the ages will be authorized, unless extraordinary decision taken by the organizational committee.
Any player who does not present his/her bracelet or refuses to submit to the visual control of the identities or control of the equipment will be denied to enter the game.
Clubs are required to play the official games under the colors, which have been previously designated during the registration on the Paris World Games official website. Team members must be uniformly dressed with the colors of their respective clubs: jersey, short and socks. The jersey numbers must correspond to the ones previously indicated on the game sheet.
Goal keepers must wear bright color, other than their teammates’ color, opponents’ color or referees’ color.
In the case where a player does not wear the same colors as his/her teammates, the player will be denied the entry on the game.
In the case where 2 opponent teams wear similar colors or colors likely to cause confusion, the first club appearing on the announcement of the game is required to wear jerseys with colors other than the opponents’ colors.
Substitute players must be differentiated from titular players by wearing a chasuble with a color different from the titular’s jerseys.
ONE OR SEVERAL TIE(S) IN THE RANKING POINTS FOR TEAMS IN THE SAME GROUP
In the event of one or several tie(s) in ranking points, division ranking will be decided on the basis of several criteria, as follows by order:
1/ Result of the special game
2/ Red card
3/ Total goal-average
4/ Total tries scored
5/ Total points scored
TIE AT THE END OF THE REGULATION TIME IN A PLAY-OFF GAME
During the Play-Off Phase, all games are knock-out games.
In case of tie game at the end of the regulation time, win will be acquired according to the following criteria:
- Number of tries during the game;
- Number of red card;
- Team’s ranking during the group games;
- Criteria of the group’s games will be taken into account (see “One or several tie(s) in the ranking points for teams in the same group”). When two teams coming from the different groups and that these groups are made up with different numbers of teams (ex: a group of 3 teams and a group of 4 teams), there will be a score equalization in order to bring the counting on the same base.
In case of equality at the end of the regulation time of a finale, teams will play one or several prolongations of 5 minutes each.
After each period of the game, teams switch size with no rest time.
During the prolongations, the team which scores first is automatically declared winner of the game and the game will end.
DURATION OF GAMES
Group & play-off games
U18/Open: 2 x 7 min
U18/Open: 2 x 10 min
ABSENCE OF A TEAM AT THE TIME OF THE KICK-OFF
In the event of absence of one of the teams at the time of the kick-off, victory will be given by default to the present team on the field on goal-average of 12 points in favor of the team present on the field. In the event of absence of both teams, the game will be lost for both teams (12 goal-average points against and 0 for).
The penalised team will be able to contest before the statutes commission and rules of the tournament in case of a claim addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NUMBERS OF PLAYERS
There is no limitation as to the number of players in each team. You may note that no more than 5 substitutes can participate in a game. Each player must be able to prove his age and identity. It is recommended that all players use the same shirt number for all games.
DATES AND NUMBER OF GAMES
A win earns 3 points, a draw 1 point and a defeat 0 point.
In case of an 8-team competition, there will be 2 groups of 4 teams each, a game against each team of the group and a ranking at the end.
In case of a 10-team competition, there will be 2 groups of 5 teams, a game against each team of the group and a ranking as follows:
- CUP games for the teams ranked from 1st to 4th,
- Direct ½ PLATE for teams ranked from 5th to 6th,
- ¼ PLATE for teams ranked from 7th to 10th,
- Finale games
In case of a 12-team competition, there will be 3 groups of 4 teams, a game against each team of the group and a ranking as follows:
- ¼ CUP for teams ranked from 1st to 8th,
- ½ BOWL for teams ranked from 9th to 12th,
- ½ PLATE for losers of the ¼ CUP,
- Finale games
Teams will play between 4 and 6 games during the competition (depending on the number of teams)
NUMBER OF TEAMS IN THE TOURNAMENT
The Paris World Games organization cannot accept every registration applications. The teams paying first the registration fees, will thus have priority. A club may register a maximum of 2 teams in the same group of age.
Dispensations only will be granted in the Girls categories. Teams will be able to participate with 2 girls one year older.
Girls can play in Boys categories until U15.
All the claims must be raised under a written form. The objections on the qualification and participation to the games must be raised prior to the the kick-off of the game or prior to the entry in the game of the concerned player. Technical objections must be raised under a written form during the out of play following the litigious act and prior to the back into play. A disciplinary commission will assess on the litigation cases delivered to it. A statutes commission and rules will be able to assess on submission and will be habilitated to decide on the postponement of a game.
The disciplinary commission will be able to impose sanctions based on the report presented by the officials or the clubs. The commission is automatically being submitted on the basis of the report presented by the referees and may be submitted by the clubs by email addressed to email@example.com.
Yellow cards will be erased after each game.
The disciplinary commission is composed of players’ representatives, referees, volunteers and coaches as well as members of the organization. It decides on first and last instance except for cases concerning ejection of the tournament (or suspension higher than 2 games). For ejection cases, it is possible to refer to the directory committee via the address firstname.lastname@example.org
Each player will receive a prize. For winners, the Paris World Games Trophy will be awarded (gold medals). For runner-ups and teams reaching the semi-finals, a trophy will also be awarded (silver and bronze medals).