TIES DURING OR AT CONCLUSION OF ROUND ROBIN
10. In the event that two or more Provincial Unions in the Heartland
Championship have the same number of competition points, the positions
of the Provincial Unions will be determined in accordance with the following
criteria, which will be applied in the order in which they appear below until a
result as to the positions of the relevant Provincial Unions is determined:

a. Where any two Provincial Unions are tied:

i. The winner of any Round Robin match played between the two
Provincial Unions in that year will have the higher position.

ii. The Provincial Union which has the higher points difference in the
Round Robin will have the higher position

b. Where three or more Provincial Unions are tied:

i. the tied Provincial Union with the most competition points in that
year against the other tied Provincial Unions shall have the higher
position

ii. if three or more Provincial Unions have an equal number of
competition points against the other tied Provincial Unions, the tied
Provincial Union which has the higher points difference in the Round
Robin will have the higher position