Rule 1 : Registration.
Signing up is free and anyone may start a team. When you sign up you must obey the following rules:
- You may not give your password to other people and no one else is allowed to log on your account(s).
- If you create several accounts, please register in different countries
Rule 2 : The club.
You start with a 22 man squad, a stadium large enough to welcome 6500 fans, and 100000 euros (or equivalent) in cash. You'll play two competitions:
- The league
- The cup
Winner of the previous league and winner of the national cup plays the Elite Cup (16 international teams)
Other teams from Div 1 to Div 3 play the National Cup (128 teams)
Div 4 to Div 6 play the Federal Cup
In addition, you can also compete in one privately organised tournament at a time, which will replace the Tuesday 'friendly' matches whilst that tournament is running.
Rule 3 : The competitions.
- The league.
The top league has only one group with ten teams, the second league has 3 groups, the third league has 9 etc. You have to multiply by 3 everytime you go down a league.
Each group has ten teams, which play against each other twice (home and away) during the season. At the end of the season, teams ranked 8,9 and 10 are relegated into the league below. The group champion is promoted to the league above.
- National cup
All the teams participate in the cup, low level teams may go through a preliminary round. Cup games are played on Thursdays.
Rule 4 : The arena.
As in real life, the more games you win, the more spectators come to watch your games. Winning or losing league games will also have a noticeable effect on the amount of money you receive from your sponsor.
The weather also plays a role in your attendance figures, as it's not as much fun to watch a game when it's raining... therefore the turn out will drop. On the other hand, the crowd will be larger when the sun shines.
Rule 5 : The players.
You start with 22 players that you'll have to get to know, in order to work out the best position to play them in.
Here are the most useful technical skills for each position.
scrum, ruck, linebreak, defence.
scrum, ruck, linebreak, defence, passing (for throw-in).
scrum, ruck, lineout, linebreak.
ruck, lineout, linebreak, defence, stamina.
Number 8 :
ruck, lineout, linebreak, defence, strength (for scrum).
passing, linebreak, defence.
linebreak, kicking (for dropgoals), defence.
Rule 6 : The training.
• Individual training
Up to seven of your players can receive individual training each week. You, as manager, have to decide which of them will receive it. The young ones (17yrs - 20yrs) will receive more training than the older ones (21yrs - 25yrs). The oldest players will train even more slowly (26yrs - 30yrs). Training updates occur early in the morning every Thursday (European timezone) and some players may pop up to next level.
One of your young (17yrs-20yrs) players can be trained in one indoor training slot and
one outdoor training slot simultaneously.
• Team training
Up to 12 forwards, and up to 12 backs (gathered for the collective training), for a possible maximum of 24 players, among those with 17 to 30 years, progress in the characteristic worked in collective training on Thursday morning. Over 30 players get no training under Team Training or Individual training.
Please note that 18.0 is the absolute maximum value achievable in any skill. As soon as a player reaches skill level 18, there is absolutely no advantage to be gained by continuing to train that player in that skill.
Note too that skills decrease slightly when players are 33 or more. On top of it, an injury may become permanent.
Rule 7 : The games.
Not much to say here. Games are played at the scheduled time and you can follow them live from the menu called 'matches'. You have to decide who is going to play, and in which position at least one hour before the game starts. After that, the referee gets your team sheet and you can't change your line up. You cannot act during the game (to make substitutions for instance) so as not to force people to be online when games are played.
Friendly games can be booked from Wednesday morning until monday evening. Friendlies are played on a Tuesday.
Rule 8 : Transfers.
The transfer market is open all year long.
Each player has a market value, which is the maximum price for a player to be sold for.
The seller decides a minimum price, which can be equal to maximum price.
The club with the best bid at the deadline buys the player. If the maximum price is reached, we switch to a bid round about weekly salary. The buyer offering the highest weekly salary gets the player and must pay both maximum price, and the new salary each week.
- The deadline is extended by two minutes if a bid comes within the last two minutes.
- Once you have a new player, you cannot sell him again until he has been in your team for at least half a season (67 days).
- Each bid must be at least 5% higher than the current bid.
Rule 9 : The economy.
Watch out - do not stay in debt too long. If you're in this situation, you can't recruit new players, you can't buy anything else either. If you are in debt for three months, your weekly training won't happen as your trainer won't be paid anymore.
Rule 10 : The weather.
Here are the available weather conditions ordered from the worst to the best for a high turn out.