And if it is a draw?

Wed, 14 May 2014 14:57
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What happens if the Premiership semifinals or the Final is a draw after 80 minutes?

What happens if the Premiership semifinals or the Final is a draw after 80 minutes?

With 51 percent of Premiership matches ending within seven points or fewer, it isn't beyond the realms of possibility that one of the final three matches remaining are level at the end of 80 minutes.

If that is the case the following system will apply:

Extra Time

In the Premiership semifinals and Final, if scores are level after 40 minutes each way there shall be an immediate period of extra time between the teams of one0 minutes each way.

If the scores are still tied after extra time then the winner will be the team which has scored the most tries in the game (including extra time).

If scores are still equal then there will be a place kick competition to determine the winner.

Place Kicking Competition

A coin toss will determine at which end the competition will be at and another coin toss will determine
which team goes first or second.

Each team will nominate three kickers on the pitch at the end of extra time, designated kicker one, kicker two
and kicker three.

Each kicker will take two kicks apiece in the following order:
* Kicker one from each team will take a kick from in front of the posts on the 22-metre line.
* Kicker two from each team will take a kick 15 metres in from the right touch line on the 22-metre line.
* Kicker three from each team will take a kick 15 metres in from the left touch line on the 22-metre line.
* Kicker one from each team will take a kick from in front of the posts on the 40-metre line.
* Kicker two from each team will take a kick 15 metres in from the right touch line on the 40-metre line.
* Kicker three from each team will take a kick 15 metres in from the left touch line on the 40-metre line.

If still tied there will be a "sudden death competition? from in front of the posts on the 40-metre line.

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