This week we are going to address uniforms and our season structure.
This week is the final week of grading. Which is used to purely to assess team ability. Please note that given there are plenty of new faces mismatches in grading may occur. But grading enables us to match teams closely over the remainder of the season.
Next week we start regular competition (where your points count) which runs for 12 weeks. Followed by another two weeks of finals and playoffs (which everyone plays). Which means that all teams get 13-14 games (as each week a few teams will have a bye).
Over the weekend we will be publishing the draw for week 3 to 5. After that the grades will reassessed. Please note that on state of origin nights we will be running an abbreviated nights with a third of teams having the bye. We can accommodate most fixture requests so if you want a specific week off get your captain to let us know.
Teams are reminded of our uniform policy, it is in the faq on the website. Basically every team has to be in a uniform, ie in a similar colour with a number (it can be drawn or pinned), on the back.
We give teams some grace over the first few weeks but after that we start penalising teams tries for players not being in uniform.