Forfeit Policy

Forfeited matches will be counted as a 28-0 (4 converted trys) win for the non-offending side and will receive the full 5 points in the Super 14 system. The offending side will receive a -1 penalty in the Super 14 system.

Any club that forfeits a league match in the season, where there is no attempted rescheduling effort made and a match does not take place at all, shall be subject to the financial penalties of their respective Union, or may have the option of traveling to the opponent's field twice or waive the next scheduled league home match of the following season(s). The team needing to reschedule must notify the other team no later than midnight of the Thursday before the game. Any EPRU team forfeiting a game is subject to a $500 bond, $400 of which will be returned after one year once it is determined that the offending team has not forfeited a second match. If a team forfeits more than one match in the regular season the entire bond is remitted to the EPRU. Any club that forfeits two or more league matches will be automatically relegated to the lower division.

Examples: Team A forfeits to Team B. Team A can pay a penalty or Team A can travel to Team B's pitch twice the following season where there could be two matches scheduled for home and away.
Team A forfeits to Team B. Team A can pay a penalty or Team A can travel to Team B's pitch the following season because Team A would have been otherwise scheduled to host Team B.

Matches that do take place, but where a team still forfeits in terms of points/standings, due to not being able to field the whole side are exempt from this policy.