At PPT we consider a reprepsentative player anyone who has, at the start of the applicable PPT season, within the last 4 years either:
- Represented an Australian state (or equivalent level) or their country at touch at any age group between 16 and 50 or
- Played more than 4 games of VT League during that time (or interstate/NZ equivalent)
- Played professional rugby union or league during that time.
We dont want to stop players taking the next step while playing socially at PPT so those who first qualify under the above rules, while playing socially for a team at PPT will not put that team in contravention of their representative player quota (but do fill the quota).
The committee will also consider exceptions to this rule on application as long they don’t compromise the social nature of our competiton.
Our weeknight competitions are social, with an emphasis on learning and fun. We have found that players learn the sport faster if experienced players are spread throughout the teams, rather than playing together and as such this rule is enforced.