Seeding Regulations...

Issue 40 - 19th April 2024

1. Seeding Process - Reasoning...

  1. The Colts League seeds Teams into Leagues of similar ability.
  2. The Seeding Process is wholely dependant on Managers' and Coaches' accurate feedback as they best know their own Team, as well as their regular recent opponents; it is therefore extremely important every Team assists the Colts League by contributing to the process.
  3. Seeding is not an accurate science, being based on feedback, opinion, and the mean average of declared and known results.
  4. Getting the Seeding as near right as possible is important...
  5. Achieving evenly Seeded Leagues delivers equitable games of Colts League Rugby where Players can best develop their game.
  6. It is in no Team's interest to be seeded too low and to be winning by a cricket score each weekend, nor is it helpful to be seeded too high and to be taking a regular drubbing.
  7. Seeding is based primarily on Teams' Feedback of Seeding Info, SquadReg Info, plus Managers' opinion on Team Ratings.
  8. A Team Rating Form will be published when all the Entries are in. ie: after the Entry Deadline.

  9. Junior U17's Teams should also please submit RESULTS from their U16's Season to

2. Team Ratings...

  1. Teams will be asked to Rate all Teams of which they have experience.
  2. The League Seeding Panel meets mid-June to review League Seedings.
  3. Leagues will not be changed once the seedings have been determined.
  4. Target publication date for Colts League Fixtures is 1st July each season.

3. Prelim' & Conference Leagues 2024/2025...

  1. This season there could be Prelim' Leagues followed by Conference Leagues, or a Regular Straight-Through League.
    This will be determined once all entries are known.
  2. The use of Preliminary & Conference Leagues permits the League to restructure approximately 1/3 of the way through the season if needed to make adjustments for incorrect seeding and any withdrawals.
  3. Please refer to the Structured Season.

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