Eligibility

*Please note, the below eligibility rules are up to date as at 1.4.2021. These may need adaptation as the game evolves.

QLD and Australian Championships
  • Location: To play for any region or sub-region, you must be playing TRL in that region or sub-region within 6 months of the Event.
  • Premier League v Cup: For Men’s and Mixed, a player cannot play across Premier League and Cup within the same Tournament. (For the purposes of clarity, Men’s 30s is equivalent to Cup; female players within both Mixed Cup and Premier League can play Women’s as well).

 

World Cup
  • Heritage – participants – pick and stick rule: If you have previously represented a particular Country/Nation in 2020, you cannot nominate for another Country/Nation unless you have been given permission to do so by TRL Australia or if you have been selected for Australia.
  • Heritage – newly formed Nations/Entities: For each team, there must be a minimum of 7 players that have lineage to a particular Country/Nation. Lineage is defined as birthplace, parent’s birthplace or grand-parent’s birthplace.
  • Heritage – existing Nations/Entities: We will apply a pragmatic approach in determining eligibility for Nations that have previous history at Tournaments. We will balance the need for heritage legitimacy with the legacy that has been created already.
  • Premier League v Cup: For Men’s and Mixed, a player cannot play across Premier League and Cup within the same Tournament. (For the purposes of clarity, Men’s 30s is equivalent to Cup; female players within both Mixed Cup and Premier League can play Women’s as well).

 

State of Origin
  • NSW Birthplace: Any player born outside of QLD automatically qualifies for NSW.
  • QLD Birthplace: Any player born in QLD and which plays in QLD qualifies for QLD (unless they have previously nominated or played for NSW by virtue of the below).
  • NSW Participation: Any player that has participated in a competition within any State other than QLD is eligible for NSW.
  • QLD Participation: Any player that has participated in a competition within QLD, not born in NSW, played for NSW or nominated for NSW previously is eligble.
  • Pick and Stick: Any player that makes themselves available for NSW by virtue of birthplace or participation cannot cross back to QLD. A player that is eligible for QLD whom then makes themselves eligible for NSW will forever be only eligible for NSW.
  • Premier League v Cup: QLD players will only be picked from Premier League sides competing at other Events. No Cup players will eligible for selection for QLD.

 

City v Country (QLD)
  • Participation: Any player that plays for North, South, East or West Brisbane will be eligible for City. Any player playing in any other QLD competition is eligible for Country.
  • Premier League v Cup: Players will only be picked from Premier League sides competing at other Events. No Cup players will eligible for selection for either City or Country. [NOTE: This rule will come into effect from May 3, 2021 – this means Cup players from 2020 will be eligible].