The Game is operated by ESPN Sports Media Limited ('ESPN;) and onSport (the 'Promoter'). Any advertisers associated with the Game, if any, shall be deemed a Promoter for the purposes of these Terms and Conditions.
The Game is open to legal residents of the United Kingdom and all countries where the Game is not prohibited or unlawful, who are eighteen (18) years or older as of the date of entry (or such higher age as is required in accordance with the laws of your country), and are registered members of ESPN.co.uk/rugby. Registration is free and is further described below). The following are not eligible for the Game: (i) employees and agents of ESPN and the Promoter and their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, and each of their respective advertising/promotion agencies, and anyone involved in the organisation and running of the Game; and (ii) the 'immediate family members' of any of the persons set forth in (i) above. 'Immediate family members' shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings or spouses. Participation in the Game constitutes Entrants' full and unconditional agreement to these Terms and Conditions and to ESPN and the Promoter's decisions. The decisions of ESPN and the Promoter regarding all matters relating to the Game are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. From all eligible entries received, the winners will be determined based on their ability to accumulate the most points in the Game. The Game is void where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to all applicable local, state, federal and municipal regulations.
To access and/or enter the Game, log on to fantasyrugby.espn.com (the 'Website') during the Promotion Period and complete your entry by clicking on the 'Create Entry' button and completing the entry form.
To play the Game, Entrants must be a registered member of ESPN. Registration is free.
Not yet a Member? You can sign up for an ESPN.co.uk account by clicking 'Log In' and following the on-screen instructions. You will be asked to provide your e-mail address, name, birth date and gender, and to select a password. You will also be asked if you wish to receive promotional emails or offers. You do not need to consent to receive these emails or offers in order to become a member. Even if you consent, you may subsequently opt-out of receiving such emails or offers by clicking on the 'unsubscribe' link on the emails.
Please note that if you have not played since 2016, you will need to log-in to your ESPN.co.uk account, or create a new one if you are not already an ESPN.co.uk member, in order to play ESPN Fantasy Rugby 2019.
Promotional Email. You may be asked to answer survey questions or to consent to receive promotional emails or offers. This is optional. You are not required to answer questions or to give consent to receive such emails or offers in order to be eligible to play in the Game.
Password. You are responsible for the security of your password. ESPN, Promoter and any other third parties are not responsible or liable for any actions taken using your password.
Registration for the Game begins on 9 January 2019 at 12:00 GMT. The Game begins on 1st February at 20:00 GMT (the scheduled first match of the Six Nations) and ends at approximately 17:00 GMT on 16th March 2019 (the 'Promotion Period'). Any team entries received after 15:00 GMT on 1st February 2019 will score points from the start of the following round.
General. The objective of the Game is to accumulate the most points (see 'Scoring' below) over the course of the Promotion Period. Entrants must select their fantasy team from the player list. Each entrant may select a maximum of one team. Each fantasy team must consist of 15 (fifteen) players, making sure each team has up to a maximum of 4 (four) players from any one nation and the correct number of players in each position (see 'Roster' below).
How to make your selections: you may enter your selections online by following the instructions in the How to Play section of the game. To score points for a match, selections must be submitted prior to the first scheduled kick-off of a round. Player points scored from matches played earlier in the tournament will not be added retrospectively.
Roster: in order to have a valid roster your team must consist of the following number of players from each roster slot:
3 (three) Front-Row Forwards
2 (two) Second-Row Forwards
3 (three) Back-Row Forward
1 (one) Scrum-Half
1 (one) Fly-Half
2 (two) Centres
3 (three) Outside Backs
Note: You can select up to 4 (four) players from any one nation in each team.
Player List: The players included on the player list and their positional classifications have been determined by ESPN and the Promoter. Neither party will enter into any correspondence relating to details of the player list, nor will they accept the inclusion into a team of any player not on the published list, although players may be added during the competition.
Team Changes: Entrants can make unlimited transfers prior to the first match of the tournament. During the tournament, entrants can make three free transfers between each round. Additional transfers can be made for a cost of two points per additional transfer. Unused free transfers do not roll over.
When making multiple team changes which involve your current kicker, please note that it may not necessarily be the case that your required incoming kicker will automatically replace the outgoing kicker. In such instances, a subsequent kicker change is required.
Team Names: ESPN and the Promoter reserve the right to refuse to accept team names that are felt in its sole opinion to be inappropriate or offensive. Unsuitable names will be deleted and the team will appear under the Entrant's name.
Scoring Points. Entrants will score points as follows:
|Penalty Kick or Conversion (by designated Kicker only)||1|
|ESPNscrum Man of the Match||5|
|5 Tackles made||1|
|50 Meter carry (cumulative throughout match; capped at 1pt)||1|
* Assist: The player providing the 'last pass' before a try is scored is awarded three points for an assist. This can only be in the form of a thrown pass or a kick by a member of the same team, which reaches the try scorer without significant intervention from a member of the opposing team. No assist will be awarded for a pushover try directly from a scrum, or indeed any situation where there is not an obvious 'last pass'. Hence, there is also no assist if the try scorer picks up the ball from the ground or directly from the hands of a team-mate. An assist will only be awarded for a penalty try if a try is prevented due to an offence on an individual player to prevent a try, in which case the player fouled will gain the assist. In all cases, the decision of ESPN and the Promoter is final.
Postponed Matches: In the event that a match is postponed and subsequently re-arranged, points will be assigned as per the team selections as of the initial (postponed) game and points will be attributed to the original Game Round.
Umpires and Referees: The decision of the professional tournament officials responsible for officiating the games is final and binding regarding the outcome and scoring of each match. The decision on the Man of the Match is made by the host broadcaster (BBC.co.uk, FR2.fr, DMAX.it, RTE.ie, ITV.com, S4C.com) and is final and binding.
Accuracy: ESPN and the Promoters will make all reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the Game information on the Website and to update such information on a regular basis, but do not guarantee that such information will be accurate or up-to-date at all times.