Tournament will be played under the Laws of the Game of Rugby Football,
with Sevens variations, as framed by the International Rugby Football
Board (IRFB) at the time of the Tournament. The Sevens variations
are attached for ready reference.
16 teams competing will be grouped into four (4) pools of four (4).
on the first day of the Tournament will consist of matches between
teams in the same pool on a round-robin basis. Three points will be
awarded for a win, two points for a draw, one point for a loss and
no points if the game is abandoned. No extra time will be played in
the completion of the pool games, the top two finishers of each pool
will progress to the Cup Competition. The bottom two finishers will
progress to the Plate Competition.
at the end of the pool games, two or more teams have the same number
or points awarded to them under Rule 3, progression in the Tournament
will be decided by taking into account :
the Team which has scored the most tries ; and if the Teams are
the Team which has scored the greatest number of points ; and if
the Teams are still tied
the Team which has the higher difference between the total number
of points scored for and, the total number of points scored against
; and if the Teams are still tied
the Team which has the least number of players sent-off. If the
teams are still tied after considering a), b), c) and d) above,
the winner will be decided by the toss of a coin.