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Rules and regulations 2020

Ahead of the new season, it’s time to take a look at a few rules and regulations for the new season. We have picked answers to some of the most frequently asked questions and where there are differences to 2019.

Team / squad information

  • Squad size is between 10-15 players. Teams must have 10 registered players and can have up to 5 training partners. Teams can select up to 10 players for their matchday squad. This is different to 2019 where teams could pick 12 for their matchday squad.
  • Teams are permitted up to 2 overseas players, however, a team can’t have more than 1 overseas player in the attacking, midcourt or defensive positions on court at any one time.
  • There is a salary cap for the competition, all teams must adhere to these regulations, these include:
    – Salary cap which each team must abide by.
    – The salary cap figures apply to nine of the ten registered players, the exception is the highest value player who is determined as a marquee player.
    – There are sanctions in place for any team that breaches the salary cap regulations.
    – The five training partners have their own salary cap regulations.

Competition Structure

  • 3 points awarded for a win and 0 for a loss in all matches
  • All matches must be played to a result. If scores are tied at the end of the fourth quarter, extra time is played, which comprises of a four-minute break following the final quarter and then two seven min halves with a one-minute interval between the halves. The team with the most goals after this will be declared the winner. If scores are still tied, play will continue until a team goes 2 goals ahead, at which point they will be declared the winner
  • The league table will determine each team’s standings. At the end of the season the top 4 progress through to the semi-finals.
  • If 2 or more teams are level on points, the following shall determine who shall be ranked higher:
    • Goal difference (goals scored – goals conceded)
    • Goals scored
  • For the semi-finals, 1st position host 4th position and 2nd position host 3rd The winners of these matches then contest in the Grand Final to be crowned Superleague champions. The 2 losing semi-finalists compete to play a 3rd place match before the Grand Final.

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