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Rules and Regulations
National Association of Medical Schools (NAMS) Cup; League Rules
1) All games to be played in accordance with the Laws of the Game as laid down by the International Rugby Board (IRB) and Rugby Football Union (RFU).
2) All clubs to use Society Referees (wherever possible). If no Society Referee is available, both Clubs should do all that they can to provide one, however it is down to the Home Side to ultimately provide the referee.
3) The format of the competition is as follows:
4) The points allocation for the divisional group games are as follows:
5) If there is a tie between two teams progressing through the group stages, the order of which it will be decided who progresses over the other side will be:
6) Trophies will be awarded annually to each side winning both the Cup and Plate competition respectively. They will be held for the year and then returned for finals day.
7) Each side participating in the competition will pay a dividend of £50 to maintain the costs of the finals day competition every year. Information on the NAMS account and remaining balance after each season will be placed on the website at the end of each season. The dividend of £50 can be paid in two ways:
8) Failure to pay the £50 will result in a temporary withdrawal from the next years competition until the sum has been paid.
9) It is up to the Home side to ensure that Officials and Facilities are booked in advance. The Home side will cover the costs of the above.
10) Both sides are responsible for sending results to the NAMS secretary by Sunday 8pm of the weekend that the game is played. If it is a midweek game, the result must be sent within 24 hours of the end of the game.
11) Fixtures for the divisional games will NOT be centrally allocated. It is accepted that every side has other commitments, and therefore it is up to both Fixtures Secretaries to arrange the group fixtures before the start of the season and inform the NAMS Secretary before September 1st.
12) If a team forfeits a game for reasons that are not deemed acceptable by the opposition or the league secretary, then NAMS have the right to award the opposition with the victory.
13) At the end of each season, it is up to each side to provide the NAMS Secretary with the email addresses and numbers of their Fixtures Secretaries and captains, in order to ensure that all information is correctly sent to the Clubs the following season.
14) All players in the competition must be students.
15) Non-MedSoc players in each side; as this is a competition designed for Rugby Clubs that represent various Medical Schools throughout the country, it is advised that where possible every member of the competition be part of that Medical Society or Medical School.
16) No matchday squad should contain more than 23 players.
17) There are to be NO rolling subs. Each team may bring on every substitution (up to 8) once.
18) Each division will have a NAMS representative who sits on the committee. Any problems with fixtures (e.g. inability to agree on dates, or wishing to postpone fixtures) should be sent to your representative. If the problem cannot be resolved here, then the NAMS Secretary and Chairman will be alerted.
19) Further information on Committee Members can be found on the NAMS website, however the following members will also sit on the committee:
20) The AGM for each season will be held on Finals Day at the allocated venue. This year this will be at Moseley RFC in Birmingham, on March 15th at Midday. It is advised that every Fixtures Secretary try to make the event, in order to ensure all opinions RE the running of NAMS are heard. More details about the event will be revealed closer to the time.
NAMS Chairman 2013/14