SRU Duplicate Jersey Numbers Policy

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SRU Duplicate Jersey Numbers Policy
In cases where 2 players joining the same team have the same jersey number, when they have previously been on different teams, the following will determine who wears which numbers.
  1. Both players are encouraged to come to an agreement, ideally with 1 player offering to change their number for one that is not currently taken on the team.
  2. If this is not possible, the player who has been a SRU player for the longer period of time shall keep the number. 
  3. If both players joined the club in the same season, then the matter will be decided on the toss of a coin. The loser picks a new number.
  4. Should neither player want to decide the matter by the toss of a coin, then both players will be required to take a new number from those not currently taken by the team.
  • Any costs incurred with re-printing numbers, or purchasing new jerseys, should be shared between the 2 or more players who had the same jersey number.
  • If there are 2 or more players on a team who need to chose a new number, they will draw lots to decide who picks their number first, from those remaining.
  • If it is not possible to resolve the issue through the above steps, the DSO shall make the final & binding decision.