The 2017 New Zealand Domestic Safety Law Variations & Small Blacks Laws Booklet is now available.
The booklet is also is being printed sent direct to New Zealand provincial associations so you’ll be able to pick up a copy at an upcoming meeting.
Whenever you need it, you can download it below.
NZ DSLVs stipulate the game times to be played for all matches. The full list of match times are available to view here.
Below is a list of game times and if Domestic Safety Law Variations (DSLV) apply.
|Level||Duration||DSLV Law application|
|Premier 1 / Premier Development||2 x 40 80min||3, 4, 9, 20 (NZRU Directive), 21|
|First Grade||2 x 40 80min||3, 4, 9, 20 (NZRU Directive), 21|
|U20||2 x 40 80min||3, 4, 9, 20 (NZRU Directive), 21|
|Women’s Premier||2 x 40 80min||3, 4, 9, 20 (NZRU Directive), 21|
|Rest 85kg||2 x 40 80min||All|
|Women’s Division 2||2 x 40 80min||All|
|Women’s 10 aside||2 x 25 50min||All|
|Social||2 x 35 70min||All|
|Presidents||2 x 30 60min||All|
|U12-17||2 x 30 60min||All|
|U8-11||2 x 25 50min||All|
|U6-7||2 x 20 40min||All|
|Secondary School / College|
|1st XV Grade i.e. 1A / 1B grades||2 x 35 70min||All|
|2nd Grade i.e. 2A, 2B etc.||2 x 35 70min||All|
|3rd Grade and below i.e. 3A, down||2 x 30 60min||All|
|School Girl||2 x 25 50min||All|
|School Girl 10’s||2 x 20 40min||All|
The DSLV’s are applicable as set out below;
|Law 3||Number of Players||All levels of Domestic Rugby|
|Law 4||Players Clothing||All levels of Domestic Rugby|
|Law 9||Method of Scoring||All levels of Domestic Rugby|
|Law 19||Touch and Line-out||Domestic Rugby grades Under 13 and below|
|All levels except Premier 1, Premier Development, First Grade and Under 20|
|All levels of Women’s Rugby excluding National Women’s Representative Competition and Premier Womens|
|All levels of Domestic Rugby|
|Law 21||Penalty and Free Kicks||All levels of Domestic Rugby|