The Under-20 Six Nations Summer Series is a round-robin tournament consisting of two Pools of four teams each. Each team will play each other once in their Pool followed by a cross-pool play off match.
The following points will be awarded based on the results of each Match (such points to be referred to as ‘Match Points’ to distinguish them from points scored on the field of play):
Win: 4 Match points
Draw: 2 Match points
Loss: 0 Match points
Score 4 or more tries: 1 Match point
Lose by 7 points or less: 1 Match point
The Union with the highest number of Match Points will be placed first and the other Unions placed in descending order according to the Match Points awarded.
If two Unions finish with the same number of Match Points, then the winner of the Match in which the two tied Teams have played each other shall be the higher ranked:
If this doesn’t produce a result or if three or more Unions finish with the same number of Match Points, then the following criteria shall be used in the following order until one of the Unions can be determined as the higher ranked Union:
The Union that has the best difference between points scored for and points scored against in all its Matches shall be the higher ranked:
The Union which has scored the greatest number of tries in all its matches (including penalty tries) shall be the higher ranked:
The Union which has scored most points in all its Pool Matches shall be the higher ranked:
If none of the above produce a result, then it will be resolved with a toss of a coin.