LPR Rules and Regulations 2018

LPR Rules and Regulations 2018
LPR Rules and Regulations 2018
Table of Contents

ARTICLE 1 : LAWS OF THE GAME                  3



ARTICLE 2 : ELIGIBILITY REGULATIONS           3



ARTICLE 3 : DIVISIONS AND SCHEDULE            4



ARTICLE 4 : COMPETITION REGULATIONS           7



ARTICLE 5 : GAME SHEET                        10



ARTICLE 6 : INTERRUPTION OF GAMES             10



ARTICLE 7 : MATCH OFFICIALS                   11



ARTICLE 8 : MEDICAL SERVICES                  12



ADDENDUM 1: VIDEOTAPE RECORDING               13


ADDENDUM 2: CONSENT FORM                      15


ADDENDUM 3: FEES                              18



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Preamble


The Rules and Regulations govern the participation in the « Ligue Provinciale de Rugby » (LPR), a rugby XV
competition organized annually involving Clubs from Quebec and Eastern Ontario.

The Clubs, teams, players, coaches, administrators, match officials participating in the LPR all benefit from the
same rights and abide by the same obligations regardless of their affiliated Provincial Union. Where applicable,
rules pertaining to members of Rugby Quebec shall be applicable to members of the Eastern Ontario Rugby Union
/ Rugby Ontario members.

The interpretation of these rules and regulations is a prerogative of Rugby Quebec. In the event there is a situation
not addressed by the rules and regulations, Rugby Quebec will render a decision after consulting with the League
Committee.

In addition, Rugby Quebec may, at its discretion, establish guidelines and policies to interpret, to specify or to
confirm certain Rules and Regulations. These guidelines and policies shall have equivalent binding as Rules and
Regulations.

This preamble is integral part of the Rules and Regulations. In case of conflict between the French and English
versions of these Rules and Regulations, the French version supersedes.




Article 1 — LAWS OF THE GAME
    1.1 The laws of the game are those of Rugby Canada and World Rugby.


Article 2 — ELIGIBILITY REGULATIONS
    2.1 Only members in good standing according to Article 15.3 of Rugby Quebec Bylaws, can participate in the
        LPR. Players registered with a different Provincial Union may also participate as long as they are members
        of a Club playing in the LPR.
        It is the responsibility of each Club to ensure that all players reported on the game sheet for their teams
        are duly registered with Rugby Quebec/Rugby Canada, or Rugby Ontario/Rugby Canada for players in
        the Eastern Ontario Rugby Ontario (EORU).
    2.2 In order for a player to be eligible to participate in a game in the LPR, such player shall be duly registered
        as a senior. A player registered as Junior U19 is eligible provided he is 18 years of age on the date of the
        game. In addition, a player shall have registered at least two (2) days prior to a specific game.
    2.3 In the event a non-eligible player plays in an LPR game, the following penalties shall be imposed:

        -   The team of the player shall forfeit the game in accordance with Article 4.3.4 of the Rules and
            Regulations.
        -   The Club affiliated with the team will receive a financial penalty as detailed in Addendum 3 of the Rules
            and Regulations.
        -   The player at fault shall be automatically suspended for one (1) year from any LPR activities and other
            rugby competitions/activities in Quebec.
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2.4 Only players aged 18 years old and over are eligible to participate in the LPR. As an exception, a minor
      player may participate as a senior in the LPR only if:
            a) The player is part of the provincial program for his age group (ie Team Quebec U18);
            b) A parent or legal guardian provides written consent and signs the Rugby Quebec Consent Form
                in the Addendum 2;
            c) The head coach of the provincial program provides written consent and signs the Rugby Quebec
                Consent Form in the Addendum 2;
      The three (3) conditions are cumulative. The completed and signed Consent Form in the Addendum 2
      shall be submitted to Rugby Quebec for approval prior to a minor player being allowed to play in the LPR.

Article 3 — DIVISIONS AND SCHEDULE
  3.1 Planning of the schedule
      3.1.1 The schedule shall be prepared and officialised by Rugby Quebec following consultation with the
            League Committee and participating Clubs.

  3.2 Changes to the schedule
      3.2.1 Once the official schedule has been published, no date change shall be allowed unless agreed upon
            by all teams involved. In addition, no change to the schedule resulting in the start of a game prior to
            noon, or after 4:00pm, shall be allowed unless agreed upon by all teams involved.
      3.2.2 Any Club playing at home shall have the possibility to change the field on which the game is to be
            played, until seventy-two (72) hours prior to such game and as long as the field is within a twenty
            (20) km radius of the initially scheduled field.
      3.2.3 Any Club playing at home shall have the possibility to change a game kick-off time, under the
            conditions in Article 3.2.1., until seventy-two (72) hours prior to such game.
      3.2.4 All changes to the schedule, except as detailed in 3.2.2 and 3.2.3., will be reviewed by Rugby
            Quebec and may be rejected.
      3.2.5 Any changes made to the schedule due to a force majeure shall not be subject to fees as indicated
            in the Addendum 3. The changes must be submitted to the Coordinator Member Services within
            twenty-four (24) hours after the initially scheduled game date. The Club will also have to submit a
            copy of proof of force majeure (example: official letter from the city indicating the closure of the field,
            etc.), otherwise the home team shall forfeit the game in accordance with Article 4.3.4.
      3.2.6 Any changes to the schedule caused by the participation by three (3) or more players of a team in a
            provincial or inter-provincial team, as well as training camps in preparation for these games, shall
            be granted by Rugby Quebec. The change request must be submitted to the Coordinator Member
            Services within five (5) business days following the publication of the list of players for Team Quebec.

            The Club must submit the names of the players involved with the request. If the list of members of
            the provincial Team Quebec is published less than a week before the date of the game, the request
            for the change of the game must be submitted at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the date of
            the game. The clubs involved must reach an agreement to find a suitable date to play that game. If
            no agreement can be found, Rugby Quebec will set the date.




  3.3 Schedule Format


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Men’s League:
          Super Ligue :           away/home games with reserve teams
          Provincial 1 :          away/home games with reserve teams
          Provincial 2 :          away/home games
          Provincial 3 :          away/home games with adjustments
          Development :           Refer to the official schedule

   Women’s League:
        Super Ligue :             away/home games
        Provincial 1 :            away/home games
        Development :             Refer to the official schedule

3.4 Participating Teams

   3.4.1 Every season, Rugby Quebec publishes the list of participating teams within a division based on
         the results of the prior season in accordance with Article 3.7.

         In addition, Rugby Quebec may establish certain additional conditions for promotion, notably the
         number of registered players, and may impose necessary penalties if such conditions are not
         respected, as long as teams have been informed within a reasonable timeframe. Any aspect
         regarding the establishment of the divisions that is not determined by the Rules and Regulations
         shall be determined by Rugby Quebec following consultation with the League Committee.
   3.4.2 If two teams of a same club which are to be placed the same division, one of the two teams will be
         placed in the division immediately under its current division. This article does not apply to
         developments division.
   3.4.3 For the 2018 season, the teams involved in the divisions are as follow:

   Men’s League:
            Super Ligue                      Provinciale 1                       Provinciale 2
        Saint Anne de Bellevue                 TMR RFC                        Beaconsfield RFC
       Club de Rugby de Québec              Parc Olympique                 Westmount Rugby Club
             Montreal Irish                   Ottawa Irish                   Saint Lambert Locks
         Ottawa Bytown Blues               Barrhaven Scottish                  Ottawa Beavers
           Kingston Panthers              Montreal Wanderers           Barracudas Saint Jean/ Richelieu
              Sherbrooke                  Rugby Club Montréal                  Ottawa Ospreys




                      Provinciale 3                                       Développement
                                                                         Beaconsfield RFC II
                   Ormstown Saracens
                                                                           XV de Montréal
                   Montreal Barbarians
                                                                     Westmount Rugby Club II
                   Brome Lake Ducks
                                                                       Saint Lambert Locks II
                  Braves Trois Rivières
                                                                          Ottawa Beavers II
                  Gladiateurs Outaouais
                                                                        Mont Tremblant RFC
                                                                   Saint Anne de Bellevue RFC III

   Women’s League:

            Super Ligue                       Provinciale 1                       Provinciale 2
       Saint Anne de Bellevue                  Ottawa Irish                    Rugby Club Montréal

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Club de Rugby de Québec              Club de Rugby de Québec II               Montreal Barbarians II
              TMR RFC                              TMR RFC II                      Saint Lambert Locks II
         Montreal Barbarians                       Sherbrooke                            Wanderers
          Barrhaven Scottish                    Ottawa Banshees                          Nomstown
         Saint Lambert Locks                    Kingston Panthers             Saint Anne de Bellevue RFC II
      Développement A (Ouest)                Développement B (Est)
          Beaconsfield RFC
          Montreal Irish RFC               Club de Rugby de Québec III
           Ottawa Phoenix                      Westmount Ravens
        Gladiateurs Outaouais                      Lumberjacks
               Cornwall                         Brome Lake Ducks
         Kingston Panthers II                 Braves Trois Rivières
         Barrhaven Scottish II



3.5 Playoffs

    3.5.1      The four teams with the highest rank in the standings at the end of the season qualify for the
               semifinals.
    3.5.2      The highest ranked team will play at home against the team ranked fourth. The team ranked
               second will play at home against the team ranked third.
    3.5.3      The winners of those games will play the final. The winner of the final is declared champion.
    3.5.4      Rugby Quebec determines the field on which the final is played.

    3.5.5      Articles 3.5.1, 3.5.2 and 3.5.3 shall not apply to Womens Development divisions. In those division,
               the first two teams of each pool qualify for the semifinals. The first team of pool A plays at home
               against the second team of pool B. The first team of pool B plays at home against the second
               team of pool A.

3.6 Logistic
    3.6.1 For all Men and Women divisions, all Reserve teams shall play before their First team. All Third team
          shall play before the Reserve team.
    3.6.2 Article 3.6.1 is valid for regular season and playoff games.
    3.6.3 If several teams of a same club are playing on the same day, in the same championship, and at the
          same field or on a field immediately nearby, the games must be established in division ascending
          order. The game involving the lowest division shall play first. There is no priority order between Mens
          and Womens championship.
    3.6.4 All teams in the league must have at least one coach who is present, certified and registered as a
          coach with Rugby Quebec and Rugby Canada.
    3.6.5 All teams in all divisions must possess numbered game jerseys.
    3.6.6 All teams must have an alternate jersey in case of conflicting colours for a game. It is the
          responsibility of the home team to change jerseys in the case of such a conflict, which is determined
          by the match official. In the event that a team cannot comply with this regulation within a delay of
          15 minutes of the scheduled game time, the team shall forfeit the match and Article 4.3.4 of the
          present document shall apply.
    3.6.7 The home team of a Super Ligue game must do a video recording of the game.
          The recording device must be placed by the mid-field line and offer a clean view. Details regrding
          the quality of the recording are given in addendum 3.
          The video must be transmitted within 72 hours after the end of the game,
          If the home team does not fulfill its obligations, penalties listed in addendum 3 shall be applied.


3.7 Promotion and Relegation

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3.7.1 Men’s Divisions
           a) The team that finishes first in its division is promoted to the superior division, while the team that
               finishes last from that division is relegated;
           b) In the event that a reserve team forfeits more than two (2) games during the season, the Club will
               not be eligible for a promotion to the superior division.
           c) A team promoted to Super Ligue, or Provincial 1 (P1) must have a Second team (Reserve) to be
               eligible for promotion to a superior division.
           d) If the reserve team of a team in Super Ligue or Provincial 1 disappears or is excluded from the
               championship during or following the season, the premier will automatically be placed in the
               Provincial 2 division, regardless of its current division. In such a situation, if another team had to
               be downgraded in the same season, it will remain in the same division due to the freed spot.
           e) If no Provincial 2 team can access the Provincial 1 division, the team finishing last in Provincial 1
               shall keep its spot in Provincial 1 and its Reserve in the Provincial 1 Reserve division;
           f) If a Provincial 1 team is demoted to Provincial 2, its reserve team will be placed in the Development
               division;
           g) A new Club or new team shall be placed in the Development division for its first season.
           h) In the event a spot in a division is open following the application of the rules, Rugby Quebec,
               following a consultation with the League Committee, will designate the team that best conforms
               to the division to fill the open spot.

      3.7.2 Women’s Divisions
           a) The team that finishes first in its division is promoted to the superior division, while the team that
               finishes last from that division is relegated;
           b) For the development division, the team that obtain the most championship points in each pool
               are both considered for promotion. The team finally promoted will be the one reaching the best
               rank after the playoffs. If both teams are defeated in the semi-finals, the team that obtained more
               points during the season is promoted.
           c) A new Club or new team shall be placed in the Development division for its first season.
           d) In the event a spot in a division is open following the application of the rules, Rugby Quebec,
               following a consultation with the League Committee, will designate the team that best conforms
               to the division to fill the open spot.




Article 4 — COMPETITION REGULATIONS

  4.1 Player Eligibility for the Playoffs
      4.1.1 In order to be eligible to participate in playoff games, a player must have played a minimum of three
            (3) LPR games for the club during the season, in the division that the player wishes to participate or
            in a lower division. The three (3) games must have taken place on different date.
            A reserve division is considered a separated division, placed immediately under the main division.
      4.1.2 A player who participated in six (6) game in a division becomes ineligible for the playoffs in a lower
            division, unless he also participated in at least six (6) games in the lower division.


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4.1.3 If a player has played in at least one (1) LPR game and an injury caused the player to miss three (3)
          LPR games, such player will be eligible to play in the playoffs. The player shall declare the injury to
          Rugby Quebec as well as provide medical evidence supporting the period of injury.
    4.1.4 As soon as a player participates in a playoff game in a superior division, he is no longer eligible to
          participate in a game in an inferior division. The player is considered to have played in a game if
          his/her name appears on the game sheet.
    4.1.5 Any member of Rugby Quebec has the right to make an appeal concerning the playoffs eligibility of
          a player in accordance with Article 4.1.1. of these Rules and Regulations. All appeals must be
          submitted within seventy-two (72) hours after the game in question.
          If the Coordinator Member Services decides that the player in question was not eligible to play
          according to these regulations, the team that is at fault shall forfeit the game and the opposing team
          shall have the opportunity to continue the playoffs in place of the team that is at fault.
          Financial penalties as well as other penalties related to a forfeit shall be imposed on the team that
          is at fault, in accordance with Addendum 3.
    4.1.6 If the opposing team decides to not continue in the playoffs in place of the team that is at fault, the
          next opposing team in the following game shall automatically win the game by forfeit.
    4.1.7 In the event that two (2) teams in a playoff match are found at fault according to the eligibility
          regulations, both teams shall lose by forfeit and shall be imposed the financial penalties as well as
          the other penalties related to a forfeit in accordance with Addendum 3. The opposing team of the
          next scheduled playoff game shall win that game by forfeit.
    4.1.8 All issues related to player eligibility not included in these regulations shall be decided by Rugby
          Quebec. Decisions will be final and with no right to appeal.

4.2 Standings
    4.2.1 For all divisions, standings shall be established from the first to the last team, depending on the
          number of teams in the division.
    4.2.2 The team with the highest number of points shall be placed in the highest rank.
    4.2.3 In the case of a tie in the standings, the tie-breaking criteria are as follows:
          a) The team with the fewest forfeits;
          b) The number of wins between the teams involved in the tie-break;
          c) The number of total wins;
          d) The points for/against differential;
          e) The most points scored by;
          f) The most tries scored;
          g) Random draw

4.3 Scoring System
    4.3.1 Win
          a) During the season, a win is awarded to the team with the greater number of points at the end of
              regulation time;
          b) During playoff rounds, a win is awarded to the team with the greatest number of points at the
              end of regulation time. Otherwise, the team with the greater number of points at the end of added
              time (see Article 4.3.6.2a). Otherwise, the team with the greater number of successful kicks at
              goal (see Article 4.3.6.2d);
          c) During the season, a win is worth four (4) points in the standings.

    4.3.2 Tie
          a) During the season, a game is declared a tie when both teams have the same number of points
              at the end of regulation time;
          b) There are no ties in the playoff rounds;
          c) During the season, a tie is worth two (2) points in the standings.

    4.3.3 Loss

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a) During the season, a game is lost by the team that has the fewest points at the end of regulation
         time;
      b) During the season, a loss is worth zero (0) points in the standings.

4.3.4 Forfeit
      A team is considered forfeit for a game if:
      a) The team is not present twenty (20) minutes after the start of the game;
      b) The team arrives with less than twelve (12) players at the beginning of the game or if the team
          ends up with less than twelve (12) players on the field during the game due to injuries and/or
          definite expulsions. Temporary expulsions shall not be considered.
      c) The team does not have numbered jerseys before the start of the game;
      d) The team designates a match official, resulting from the application of Article 7.5, that is not
          certified and/or is not registered with Rugby Québec;
      e) In the case of a Reserve team, if the First team is considered forfeit in the same day in
          accordance with a) or c) of this Article.
      f) For any other reason stipulated in another Article of the Rules and Regulations.

      Consequences
      g) A forfeit results in a loss of points in the standings during the season and is a loss in the case of
         playoff rounds;
      h) A club that is at fault may be fined according to the rates listed in the table 2 in Addendum 3.
         Any penalty must be paid before the next game. The payment must be made via PayPal to
         Rugby Quebec (info@rugbyquebec.com);
         Should a team default a game in application of points a), b) or c) of this article, the opposing
         team shall receive a 200$ financial, taken from the fine, regardless of the fine amount.
      i) The team that is at fault shall lose points in the standings in accordance with Addendum 3.
      j) The score of a game where one (1) of the two (2) teams forfeits shall be twenty-eight (28) points
         for the non-offending team and zero (0) points for the team at fault. The non-offending team shall
         also be attributed one (1) offensive bonus point. The score for a game where both teams forfeit
         shall be zero (0) for the two (2) teams and no bonus points shall be attributed.

4.3.5 Bonus Points
      a) One (1) bonus point shall be added to the standings for a team that scores four (4) or more tries
         in a regular season game;
      b) One (1) bonus point shall be added to the standings for a team that loses by seven (7) points or
         less during a regular season game;
      c) A team that loses by seven (7) points or less and scores more than four (4) tries is thus awarded
         two (2) bonus points;

4.3.6 Extra Time
    4.3.6.1 Extra time in a regular season game
                There is no extra time during the season.
    4.3.6.2 Extra time in a playoff game
      a) If the two (2) teams are tied at the end of regular time in a playoff game, two (2) ten (10)-minute
          halves shall be played. A two (2)-minute rest period shall take place before each extra time half.
          A coin toss shall determine which team is to kick-off or receive. The team that scores more
          points at the end of the extra time shall be declared the winner;
      b) The extra time shall be played in full and it is only at the end of the extra time that a winner shall
          be declared;
      c) If the two (2) teams remain tied at the end of the extra time, kicks at goal shall determine the
          winner. A coin toss shall determine the order of the kickers and the placement of the teams on
          the field, just like the beginning of a game. The winner of the coin toss shall decide if they wish
          to kick first or second. The first kicks shall occur from the intersection of the 22 m line and the

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middle of the posts. The kick competition shall continue with a different player until one (1)
               kicker from a team successfully kicks between the posts while the other kicker does not (sudden
               death). The successful kicker’s team shall be declared the winner. Each team shall have the
               opportunity to attempt the same number of kicks;
            d) The kickers shall have to be on the field at the end of the extra time period. No player can
               attempt a second kick until all his eligible teammates have attempted a first kick. No player can
               attempt a third kick until all his eligible teammates have attempted a second kick.
            e) If a player gets injured during the kick competition and such player cannot attempt his kick,
               his/her team shall be given the loss for the game.



Article 5 —GAME SHEET

  5.1 Game Sheet
      5.1.1 A team must ensure that the game sheet is duly completed. It must include, but is not limited to, the
            following information:
            a) Name of the coach;
            b) List of 15 players minimum to a maximum of 22 players;
            c) In the development division (men and women championship), the max number of player who
                 can participate in a game is increased to 25.
      5.1.2 For every game, the game sheet must be filled through the Sport Lomo system and printed.
      5.1.3 A team that does not complete its game sheet as specified in Article 5.1.1 shall receive a fine as
            listed in Addendum 3;
      5.1.4 The team must pay the fine before its next game. Failure to comply shall result in the application of
            Article 4.3.4.
      5.1.5 The completed game sheet must be given to the match official at least twenty (20) minutes before
            the start of the game.
      5.1.6 At the end of the game, the coach must sign the game sheet confirming the final result of the game
            and the number of tries. Both game sheets are given to the match official.

  5.2 Rules regarding player participation in more than one (1) game within the same day
      5.2.1. It is authorized for a player to be listed on the game sheet of the first team as well as on the game
             sheet of the second team of the same Club during a single day, or of the third and the second team
             under the restrictions of this Article.
      5.2.2.No starting player (listed as part of the 15 starting line-up) for a game of one of the teams shall be
             authorized to be listed as a starting player for the game of the other team.
      5.2.3.No player is allowed to play more than 120 minutes during a single day in the season.
      5.2.4.In case of non-compliance with Article 5.2.2 and 5.2.3., both teams will be declared forfeit as detailed
             in 4.3.4.
      5.2.5. If during the same round of the playoffs, two teams of the same club are playing on a different date,
             any player participating in the first game will not be allowed to participate in the second game.
             In case of noncompliance to this regulation, article 5.2.4 will be applied




Article 6 — INTERRUPTION OF GAMES




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6.1 A match interrupted for reasons beyond anyone’s control shall be replayed in full at a later date with a 0
      – 0 score, if the interruption occurs in the first half. If the interruption occurs after the first half has been
      completed, the game shall be considered played and the final score shall be the score when the game
      was stopped. This article is also applied if the match official must stop the game due to safety reasons in
      case of altercations or other circumstances judged dangerous.
  6.2 A game interrupted in the case of force majeure (serious injury, delay for ambulance, weather conditions)
      shall be continued after the incident has passed. The length of the match may be reduced so that the
      day’s schedule is not drastically changed. The second half must have started in order for the score to
      stand. If this is not the case, the game shall be replayed in its entirety, with a 0 – 0 score at a later date.




Article 7 — MATCH OFFICIALS
  7.1 Match Officials must be members in good standing with Rugby Quebec and they must be registered as
      Match Officials.

  7.2 In the event that Rugby Québec cannot supply a referee for a game or if the referee does not report to
      the game, it is the responsibility of the home team to have a certified and registered referee to be the
      match official for the game. The home team shall communicate the replacement referee’s name to Rugby
      Quebec within three (3) days following the game.

       If a game is refereed by a non-certified or non-member person, the home team shall be considered forfeit
       in accordance with Article 4.3.4.. Any case of a forfeit due to an official that is non-certified or non-
       registered with Rugby Québec shall be submitted to the disciplinary committee to see if further sanctions
       should be considered.

  7.3 Two (2) assistant referees shall be appointed to the provincial Women's and Men's finals.

  7.4 Each club shall be responsible for providing at least one (1) developing referee to officiate a certain
      number of games throughout the season. The club shall provide as many referees as it has teams when
      it plays at home. These officials must be available to referee other games of the LPR on the same
      weekend. These games shall be assigned by the Rugby Québec assignee.

  7.5 If a club cannot provide the number of qualified officials under Article 7.4, the club shall receive a fine in
      accordance with Addendum 3.

  7.6 A club unable to provide qualified officials three (3) times during the season shall lose their right to
      participate in the playoffs.

  7.7 Each official is responsible for the transmission of the score and game sheets in accordance with Rugby
      Quebec guidelines. An official who does not comply with the score validation deadline, which is Monday
      before noon (12:00 pm) shall receive a fine in accordance with Addendum 3. This applies both to regular
      officials and development officials (club).

  7.8 If an official transmits a result that is erroneous, he shall receive a fine listed in Addendum 3.

  7.9 An official who does not comply with the expulsion report submission deadline shall receive a fine in
      accordance with Addendum 3.

  7.10 The official must communicate any technical anomaly to Rugby Québec via e-mail as soon as he notices
       it: services@rugbyquebec.com

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Article 8 — MEDICAL SERVICES
  8.1 Recognition

     8.1.1 Rugby Québec recommends that all Clubs have a recognized professional under Article 8.1.2 of
           the present document at their games. (See Safety Regulations.)

     8.1.2 Recognized and non-recognized persons are determined as follows:
            a) Athletic therapist: recognized + concussion module;
            b) Physiotherapist: recognized + concussion module;
            c) Paramedic: recognized with limited knowledge (no taping, no concussion module);
            d) Graduate student (TS): recognized;
            e) Student (TS): recognized with supervisor;
            f) Kinesiologist: non-recognized;
            g) Osteopath: non-recognized.

     8.1.3 All recognized persons must obtain and communicate the following certifications to Rugby Québec:
           a) WR: Player Welfare (http://playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/);
           b) Sport First Responder (SFR).

     8.1.4 Rugby Québec’s medical committee recommends working with the Corporation des Thérapeutes
           Sportifs du Québec (CTSQ) due to its flexibility and efficiency. The CTSQ can provide a list of
           recognized athletic therapists for your season. Link: http://ctsq.qc.ca/.




  8.2 Concussion management (see Safety Regulations)
      8.2.1 The recognized person must be informed on World Rugby’s protocol (link:
      http://playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/?documentid=module&module=22) such as:
              a) How to diagnose a concussion;
              b) Use the SCAT3;
              c) Computer tests;
              d) Graduated Return to Play (GRTP) Programme;
              e) Final verification;
              f) Child SCAT3.




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Addendum 1 – Directive on video
     capture during Super Ligue
                        matchs




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Videotape Recording

                                                 Super Ligue 2018


Introduction:

According to article 3.6.7 of LPR rules and regulation, as from the 2018 season, teams playing at home in Super Ligue
division (men and women championship) must make a video recording of the game

Objectives:

    -   Improve the competition level between clubs, by giving the opportunity to study the playstyle of participating
        teams;
    -   Reinforce and facilitate the role of the disciplinary committee;
    -   Facilitate the identification and selection of players by the provincial and national coaches.



Obligations:

    -   Recording duration:

The recording must cover the whole game, between the kick-off and the final whistle. The recording can be interrupted
during half-time, provided it resumes before the kick-off of the second half.

    -   Placement and point of view:

The register system must be placed by the mid-field line, and offer a clear view of the field. The frame must follow the
action as much as possible.

    -   Quality and format:

The recording must be at a minimum quality of 720p, or any other format of superior or equal quality.
The file must be a standard video format (ie: .mp4, .avi, etc.)
It is possible to divide the video into a maximum of two separate file (one per period).

    -   Transmission:

The registration must be uploaded in the shared folder made available by Rugby Quebec within 72 hours following the
end of the game.




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Addendum 2 – Consent Form




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RUGBY QUÉBEC – PLAYER UP FORM : CONSENT FORM

Section 1 : Player Information (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY)
Name :                                                                Sexe :

RQ Registration # :                                                   D.O.B. (d/m/yy) :

                                                                      Requested Age
Actual Age Grade
                                                                      Grade :

Actual Club :                                                         Playing Position :

Section 2 : Assessing Coach Information (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY)
Name :                                                                            NCCP # :

RQ Registration # :                                           Certified Level :

Certified WR Ready :                             YES                                       NO

Certified WR Palyer Welfare :                    YES                                       NO

All the above assessing coaching qualifications MUST ALL be fully met, in order for this document to be valid for the
purpose of an exception to play down under the Rugby Québec Playing Up policy.

The coach is to assess the player against the following considerations : If the answer is NO to any of these
considerations, then the player SHALL NOT be considered capable of competing safely with players in the proposed age
category.

                                Does the player’s level of physical development allow the player
Physical Development
                                to compete safely with players in the proposed age group ?             YES         NO
                                Is the player’s skill level comparable with other players in the
Skill Level
                                proposed age category ?                                                YES         NO
                                Does the player have similar experience levels to compete with
Level of Experience             other players at a comparable standard of competition at the
                                                                                                       YES         NO
                                new level ?
                                Is the standard of competition in the proposed age grade
Competition Standard            competition suitable to allow the player to compete safely ?
                                                                                                       YES          NO
This is to attest that the player’s physical development, skill level and experience are such that the player is capable of
competing safely with players in the proposed higher age grade. I have explained to the player and his/her
parent/guardian that the player will be competing with and against older players and this many involve increased risk.



Coaches name (PRINT CLEARLY)                   Signature                                                 Date


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Section 3 : Parent / Legal Guardian Information (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY)


I confirm that :



        I am a parent or legal guardian of the above mention player, and that I have been provided with a copy of Rugby
         Québec’s Playing Up to a Senior, as the article 3.5.3


        The coach as explained to me that, in his/her opinion, the player’s physical development, skill level and
         experience is at a level that he/she is capable of competing safely with players in the proposed higher age
         grade..


        It has been explained to me that the risk of injury may be increased by the player participating in the proposed
         age grade competition.


        I also understand that rugby is a contact sport and, like all contact sports, players are exposed to risk of injury.




Parent / Guardian name (PRINT CLEARLY)           Parent / Guardian Signature                               Date



        The Consent Form must be submitted to Rugby Quebec’s Coordinator Member Services at:
                                    services@rugbyquebec.com

         The player or the parent/legal guardian will receive written confirmation from the
        Coordinator Member Services that the Consent Form has been received and that the
                                permission is granted, if applicable.




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Addendum 3 – Fees




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Table 1 : Fees

                                            Fee      Sanctions               Article   Notes   Payment   deadline

 Eligibility default for a non-registered
 player

                                  player : 0 $       12 month ban                                        10 days after a written
                                                                               2.2              cheque
                                  coach : 0 $        4 games ban                                         notice

                                    Club : 1 500 $




 Player eligibility appeal                  25 $                              4.1 s.            Paypal   Upon request

 Eligibility default for a registered
 player – playoffs


                                                                                                         5 days after a written
                                                     2 games ban              4.1.7             Paypal
                             Entraîneur : 50 $                                                           notice

                                    Club : 150 $     Written notice of the
                                                     federation




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Table 1 : Fees (continued)


 Score and game sheet transmission

 Official                              50 $    7.11

     -      late                       50$     7.10
     -      mistake




 Transmission du rapport d’expulsion
 en retard

     -      1st offense
     -      2nd offense                15 $    7.9
     -      3rd offense
                                       25 $

                                       50 $

 Game changes                          50 $    3.2.4   Paypal

 Noncompliance to the videotape
                                       100 $   3.6.7   Paypal
 recording duties




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Table 2 : Forfeit
    Article

                                               MENS                                                  WOMENS
    4.3.4-h

                      SL       P1               P2-P3              Dév.     Réserve    SL                 P1               Dév.

                    1 000 $   750 $             500 $              400 $     400 $    750 $             500 $              400 $
 1st offense
                    -3 pts    -2 pts            -2 pts             -2 pts    -2 pts   -2 pts            -2 pts             -2 pts

                    1 000 $   750 $             500 $              400 $     400 $    750 $             500 $              400 $
 2nd offense
                    -3 pts    -3 pts            -3 pts             -3 pts    -3 pts   -3 pts            -3 pts             -3 pts

 3rd offense                           Expulsion from the season                               Expulsion from the season




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