Rugby Sevens Contact: Jimmy Sinclair – Canterbury Rugby Union
If you require further assistance when putting together or training your rugby team please contact the Canterbury Rugby Union or your local rugby union.
Manager’s Meeting: 10.30am, 15 September, at Lincoln RFC.
Rules: The Koru Games Rugby Sevens competitions will be played under the IRB & NZRU “Laws of the Game” incorporating the Small Blacks Development Model guidelines.
Competitions: The Boys and Girls tournaments will be played separately, girls are allowed to play in a boys team but will do so within the Boys competition. There is no limit on the number of entries per school.
Referees: Each team must be accompanied by a Small Blacks accredited coach capable of refereeing (they may be called upon to referee a half of their own games). These will supplement the referees supplied by the Games organisers.
Format: The Rugby Sevens tournament has separate boys and girls competitions. They will play round robin games in pools, the results of which will give seeding for a knockout round resulting in overall placings. Get your draws here, note the girls tournament will begin with a skills session run by CRFU at 11am.
Team Manager: All schools/teams must be accompanied by an accredited coach/manager (teacher, parent, senior student).
First Aid: Performance Physio will be set up at the netball courts, and Complete Physiotherapy will be set up at rugby sevens to provide first aid to any netball competitors that need it during the three days. Both physios will offer strapping at an additional charge (cash only).
Equipment: All players must have a mouthguard in when playing, no mouthguard = no play.