Terms and Conditions

Terms of Access

These terms and conditions ("Terms") set out how you may enter into, and continue to participate in, the Virtual Rugby sports competition ("Competition"). Please read through these Terms carefully. If you do not accept the Terms, do not enter the Competition. If you do not accept any changes to these Terms do not continue to participate in the Competition. By entering and continuing to participate in the Competition, you are indicating your acceptance of the Terms (including any changes) and your willingness to be bound by them.


By entering the Competition, you confirm that you are an individual who is at least 18 years old, or, if you are under 18, that you have parental/guardian consent to do so. No player under the age of 18 years can win the grand prize.

The terms 'you' and 'user' are used, for the purposes of the Terms, to refer to any individual or entity participating in the Competition. The expressions 'us', 'we' or 'our' refer to New Zealand Rugby Union Incorporated ("New Zealand Rugby").

This is not a gambling site - it is a competition site.

Country of Residence

The Competition is open to any resident of any country who is 18 years and over, provided that it is legal for that person to enter in their own country, state or jurisdiction.

Promoter and Organiser

The promoter and organiser of the Competition is New Zealand Rugby.

Employees of New Zealand Rugby, BKABOOM Ltd, New Zealand Rugby sponsors and their agencies may play the Competition, but they will not be eligible for any of the public prizes.

The Promoter, BKABOOM Ltd, and their agents and contractors shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for personal injury which is suffered or sustained, as a result of taking any of the prizes, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.


We may, at any time, amend or delete any of these Terms and/or the "rules of the game" ("Rules"). Please ensure that you check the Terms and the "Rules" on a regular basis to review any changes we have made. Your continued participation in the Competition following the publication of any changes to the Terms and/or the Rules confirms your acceptance of those changes.


To enter the Competition, you need to register and provide accurate and complete registration information. It is your responsibility to update and maintain that information by advising us of changes to your details as appropriate. Registration is for a single user only. On registration, you will need to select a "player name" and password. We will not permit:

When you register to participate in the Competition, you will be obliged to click on an icon confirming that you have read, understood and accepted these Terms.

You must keep your password confidential at all times. Any entry or picks submitted using your player name and password will be deemed to have been submitted by you, and we do not have any responsibility or liability for any entry or picks submitted using your details.

Only one player may be assigned per unique email address. Multiple players may not share the same email address.

On registration for the Competition you agree that we can hold your registration details so we can invite you to participate in future seasons or tournaments.


Virtual Rugby competitions will run in accordance with the New Zealand Rugby fixtures calendar.

All winning entries will be notified by email no later than close of business on the Monday following the conclusion of the Competition. All game points and prizes awarded will be attributed, on an accumulation basis, to the successful "player name".


The winner of the Grand Prize will be the participant who has accumulated most points during the Competition under the one player name and player code. The winner of the Grand Prize will be notified by phone/email. In the event of a tie between one or more participants, the winner of the Grand Prize will be selected by random draw between those highest scoring participants by the judges.

In the event of a tie between one or more participants for any other prize, the winner will be decided by the person who has invited the most friends to join the competition. In the continued event of a tie a random draw between those highest scoring participants by the judges will be undertaken. No prize may be redeemed for cash or any other reward. No prize may be transferred.

We reserve the right to make any changes to any prizes and to provide the winner with a substitute prize.

The judges' decision is final and no correspondence whatsoever will be entered into regarding the Competition.

Some prizes are available to New Zealand residents only while others will be available for international players

Neither we nor BKABOOM will be liable for delays in the delivery of any prizes, or the non-delivery of any prizes.

We reserve the right to make whatever enquiries we see fit to prove the identity and eligibility of any participant and/or winner.

No player under the age of 18 years can win the grand prize. Winners will be notified by phone/mail. The Promoter and BKABOOM Ltd have no responsibility or liability for the inability to contact prize winners due any error in information provided by the entrant or subsequent change of address or phone number. If the Promoter is unable to contact any winner within 21 days of the draw date, that prize will be redrawn.

Submission of entries

All entries must be submitted via this on-line website, www.virtualrugby.co.nz or the Virtual Rugby mobile app. An entry will only be deemed to be accepted upon receipt by you of confirmation, from us, that your selection has been received.

All entries must be made by in advance in accordance with the rules displayed for each tournament to which the entry relates. No entries will be accepted after these times. Players are entitled to 'default picks' on three occasions if they do not make their picks in time.

Winning team selections and winning margin selections may be changed any number of times, in advance in accordance with the rules displayed for each tournament to which the entry relates. All updated selections must be re-submitted. An updated entry will only be deemed to be accepted upon receipt by you of confirmation, from us, that your selection has been received.

Any entry which is incomplete, illegible or otherwise does not comply with the Rules and/or these Terms will be disqualified.

Neither we nor BKABOOM have any responsibility or liability for late or undelivered entries, communications or for any technical failure, malfunction or difficulty, or any other event causing disruption to or corruption of the Competition

Neither we nor BKABOOM have any responsibility or liability for the predictions or selections made, or information provided, by any person or entity which is displayed on this website. If you take the comments, predictions, selections and/or information of any other person or entity into consideration you do so entirely at your own risk.

Your participation in the Competition

You agree not to:

You are and remain solely responsible for the content of any comments submitted to us via your registration details.

Use of players' details

Details of player's scores in the Competition will be displayed, each week, on our "Leaderboard" section. You agree that as one of our players, we can display your "player name" together with your score.

By entering the Competition you give us permission to use your name and your "player name" (e.g. John Smith known as "Gnasher") for promotional purposes without further compensation. We may also require a photograph of you as a winner of the Competition for promotional purposes, to the extent permitted by law.

Players consent to other players searching their first and last names on the site on the “Mates/groups” page. Players also consent to having their first and last names available to all fellow Group members upon accepting an invitation to join a Group.

Email policy

Any communication or material you transmit to this website by email, including data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like, will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communications you send to this website for any purpose whatsoever, without the need to pay any royalties or other amounts.

You agree that we or our commercial partners may send you emails for the purpose of advising you of changes or additions to this website, of future competitions, or for promotional purposes. However, you have the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us and our partners at any time. To be removed from our mailing list, please ensure you click on the opt-out link in any of the emails that are sent to you.

General disclaimer

Whilst we will endeavor to ensure that the content on the website (including (without limitation) all information on it, whether provided by us or not) (“Content”) is error-free, we do not warrant its accuracy, adequacy or completeness or that it is suitable for your intended use. The Content may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. The Content may be updated at any time and may, at times, be out of date, inaccurate and/or incomplete. Neither we nor BKABOOM have any responsibility for keeping the Content up to date, accurate and/or complete, nor do we or BKABOOM have any liability for any failure to do so.

This website, the Content and access to the Competition is provided on an "as is" basis and there are no representations or warranties of any kind about the website, the Content and/or the Competition. This website may not be continuously available and we make no assurances it is free from computer viruses or any other malicious or impairing computer program.

You agree that all conditions, warranties and representations in respect of this website, the Content and the Competition (express or implied) of any kind, including (without limitation) accuracy, quality, suitability, fitness for purpose, or completeness of any Content, are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Exclusion of liability

By entering the Competition, and/or continuing to participate in it, you release us, BKABOOM, and our respective associates, partners and agents from any responsibility or liability, howsoever caused, to yourself, your property or any third party or their property for damages, losses or injury (including (without limitation) entering, downloading and/or relying on any Content from this website).

In no event will we, or BKABOOM , (or any of our employees or agents, or any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Competition) have any liability of any description including liability for negligence, for any damage or loss (including direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages, loss of business, profits or revenue) whatsoever arising from your participation or inability to participate in the Competition or in respect of the Content or use of this website.


We are not responsible for any technical or other problems that may arise if you download software from any third party website (such as Acrobat Reader or Macromedia Flash) or upgrade your browser software to enhance your use of this website.


You agree to indemnify us and BKABOOM (and our respective employees and agents) from and against all and any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages and costs of any nature (including solicitor and own client costs) incurred or suffered and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened, in each case arising from your use of this website, your participation in the Competition, your reliance on any of the Content and/or a breach of these Terms.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites ("linked websites"). Those linked websites are provided for convenience only and may not remain current. The linked websites are not under our control and are not maintained by us. We have not reviewed the content displayed on the linked websites, or any products or services offered on them.

Our links with other websites should not be construed as our endorsement, approval or recommendation of the owners or operators of those linked sites. Your dealings with those parties are solely between you and such party. You agree that we are not liable for such dealings and you also agree to indemnify us and BKABOOM in the manner referred to above in relation to such dealings.


We may suspend or cancel the Competition or your participation in it at any time without notice. Our general disclaimer and limitation of liability will survive such cancellation.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These Terms are governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of New Zealand and you irrevocably agree that the courts of New Zealand will (save as expressed below) have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise in connection with these Terms.

For our benefit, we retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of any matter in the courts of your country of residence or, where these Terms are entered into in the course of your business, the country of your principal place of business.