Penalties to decide S15 finals

2011-06-21 07:49

Sydney - Super Rugby matches in the three-week playoffs starting this weekend will be decided by penalty shootouts if the teams remain deadlocked after extra time, governing body SANZAR said on Tuesday.

Teams that play to a draw in regular time would be given two 10-minute periods of extra time, then another 10-minute period of "sudden death" if needed, in which the first team to score would be awarded victory.

Should the score remain level after the "sudden death", the teams would have a kicking competition, SANZAR said in a statement.

Teams would each nominate five players to take shots at the posts from set positions on the 22 and 15-metre lines with victory awarded to the most accurate kicking side.

"Previously, if there was no winner after extra time the honours would be shared," a SANZAR spokesperson said.

The finals of the southern hemisphere provincial competition kick off this weekend with the Blues hosting the Waratahs on Friday in an elimination final.

Seven-times champions the Crusaders host another knock-out final against the Sharks in Nelson, New Zealand, on Saturday.


  • RJ - 2011-06-21 08:36


  • dgee - 2011-06-21 09:10

    What a seriously %^&*( decision. Sudden death should continue until first team scores - fittest team wins if it goes on for a while!! This is all about TV time and nothing about rugby!!

  • Lucas Vlok - 2011-06-21 09:25

    It's the same as last year but now there is just a sudden death and kicking competition extra if it gets to that stage which i doubt. Don't be stupid people.

  • Marcell - 2011-06-21 09:28

    Hoekom is die Stormer ondersteuners so sensitief? Raak julle senuwee aan ys?

      Cobus - 2011-06-21 09:46

      hulle weet hule gan in die finaal wees, mar hulle weet ook dat hulle hom nie gan wen nie, soos altyd!!!hahaha

      sparkies - 2011-06-21 09:47

      Marcelle?????? You are know longer required to comment, your team is out, out,out.So that means you are out.Bye Bye Dear

      Marcell - 2011-06-21 09:57

      Hulle is erg op hul senuwee en dit nogal in die week dat hulle moet rus.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-21 10:30

      @Marcell - "advance Australia fair" old chap. And advance yourself right off this website while you're at it.

  • Ace Ventura - 2011-06-21 09:46

    Go Sonny Bill!!! Go Dan!!!

      sparkies - 2011-06-21 09:50

      you like their throbbing muscles hey tiddly winks!!

      gooinat - 2011-06-21 10:09

      Morning Ace,hows little Sonny Bill and big Sunny Bill doing??????@Sparky,howzit???

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-21 11:34

      More Sport, dit gaan goed dankie. Sonny Bill is nou by die skool en Sunny Bill is by die huis, skryf eksamen (bloktyd).

  • Hangmann - 2011-06-21 09:51

    It's not stated clearly but as I understand it, in the sudden death period, who scores first wins. The game is then over i.e. the remainder of sudden death is not played.

  • Grey B - 2011-06-21 10:18

    How about a one on one rugby game of 5 minutes? Imagine Willem Alberts against Pierre Spies. Would be very entertaining. (except the kicking)

  • Waleed Toefy - 2011-06-21 10:43

    would be awesome sight to see beast kick from corner haha

  • Coenza - 2011-06-21 11:28

    Go Stormers!!

  • howardg - 2011-06-21 12:15

    Bulls can still make the finals BUY TICKETS

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-21 12:21

      Was funny 2 days ago. Bietjie agter die tyd of hoe?

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-21 12:29

      Ace ,Sy naam moes slomo gewees het

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 16:37

      I am copy/pasting "Stomer4eva" comment here for all to see. i HAD A BIT OF FREE TIME ON MY HANDS AND CHECKED THROUGH ALL THE HOSPITALS IN CANADA FOR A DOCTOR OF SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE , GUESS WHAT NONE , NOT ONE , SO I WONDER WHERE OLD EFFEL ( DOWWE DUANE) IS SITUATED - BLUE BULLS ARE CLOWNS Now this is a man who reckons he kinda knows it all and is of above average IQ: NO SA doctors in the ALL OF CANADA! Do you know how many provinces there are in Canada? Since you've searched ALL hospitals (there must be thousands) can you please name them all to us? Have you tried College of Physicians and surgeons of British Columbia or Man I knew you were never gonna transplant human brains, but holy, now you've really hit your name with a plank!!!!

  • Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 16:39

    And the best, little SAFFA is like a foxterrier with Stome4eva, man LOTS of bark, ZERO bite, just trying to be in and denying that other people here might have 10 times his income and 40 times his IQ

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