The Principal Regulations in so far as they affect and are applicable to the Clubs govern the NCA Leagues save for the amendments set out at A and B hereunder and the instructions that follow
A Club Positions
(a) The position of a Club in the League shall be established by awarding four League points for a win and two points for a draw. In addition, one bonus point will be awarded to a team
i) on each occasion it scores four or more tries in a League game
ii) on each occasion it loses a League game by seven points or less.
If two or more Clubs have the same number of League points at the end of the season the final league positions shall be determined firstly by the number of wins achieved and then on the basis of match points scored. A Club with a larger number of wins in the League shall be placed higher than a Club with the same number of League points but fewer wins. If Clubs have equal League points and an equal number of wins in the League then a Club with a larger difference between match points “for” and match points “against” shall be placed higher in the League than a Club with a smaller difference between match points “for” and match points “against”. Should two Clubs have the same number of League points and an equal number of wins and the same match points difference, a Club having scored more match points “for” shall be placed higher in the League than a Club having the lesser number of match points “for”. If this still does not establish the positions then the Clubs involved shall be ranked according to the number of matches won, excluding the first League match of the season.
If necessary this process shall be extended to exclude the second match, third match and so on until the final positions are established.
(Amendments pending – Updated November 2020)