Super semis: Extra time rules

25th Jul 2013, 10:42

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Super semis: Tight battles expected

Super semis: Tight battles expected

We examine that will happen if the scores are level after 80 minutes in this weekend's Super Rugby semi-finals.

The Chiefs, Crusaders, Bulls and Brumbies are vying for a place in the Super Rugby Final this weekend. But what happens if the scores are level after 80 minutes?

If the scores are tied at full-time in any match during the Finals Series, the following will apply until a winner is found:

a. Extra Time - after a five minute rest period, extra time is played in two 10 minute periods with a two minute half-time.

b. Sudden Death - if the match is still tied at the end of extra time, an up to 10 minute sudden death period is played after another five minute rest period and the first team to score (by a penalty goal, drop-goal or try) will be the winner.

c. Kicking Competition - if the match is still tied at the end of sudden death, the Referee will conduct a place kicking competition to determine the winner of the match.