Washed out games

From the IDRU Chairman – Peter Leiner

As yesterday’s round of matches was a complete wash out, except for Shoalhaven/Vincentia v Shamrocks, these other games are to be rescheduled for the spare weekend of the 30th July 2016.

Clubs may decide to play these catch up games at another time before this wet weather weekend.

I’m concerned that this wet weather may also affect round 10 of the competition. You will need to consult with the other team and the competition manager.

To assist clubs, I have put in the competition rules to clarify matters. The competition rules state the following:-

5.3     Change of venue

5.3.1 If the venue of a match is unplayable or otherwise unavailable for any reason, the home club must, using the IDRU change of venue notification form, advise the rugby chairman, the visiting club and the IDRURA as soon as practicable after the venue is considered unplayable or otherwise unavailable.

5.3.2 The rugby chairman, after consultation with the clubs involved, must direct that the match be played at a suitable alternative venue using the following procedure:

5.3.2.1 If the change in venue occurs in the first round:

  • the home club should identify an acceptable alternative venue for the match to be played, on the originally allocated date and time, but if this is not possible
  • the home club and the visiting club will swap rounds, but if this is not possible due to conflicting events
  • the match will be transferred to the first available spare round, but if this is not possible
  • the match will be played at a time and venue as directed by the rugby chairman.

5.3.2.2 If the change in venue occurs in the second round:

  • the match will be played at the visiting club’s home ground on the originally allocated date and time, but if this is not possible
  •    the home club should identify an acceptable alternative venue for the match to be played, on the originally allocated date and time, but if this is not possible
  • the match will be played at a time and venue as directed by the rugby chairman.

5.3.3 If the match is played on a ground which is not the home ground of either club, the club originally drawn to be the home club is taken to be the home club for the purpose of these rules.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reply email to secretary@idru.com.au or to Peter Leiner at rugbychairman@idru.com.au