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Guidance To Army Referees On Submitting Discipline and Match Official Abuse Forms.

This applies to games involving RN, RAF, Army and RAF Teams. For purely civilian games follow the guidance of your Civilian Society.

The ARURS Discipline is Mr. Tyke Stevenson. All discipline issues should be directed to him without delay. Please contact Tyke on the following:

Home: 0049 (0)5247 9834642
Mobile: 0049 (0)1737563910
E-mail: michael_stevenson40@hotmail.com

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Code of Rugby – Uploaded 13 Nov 2013
ARU Pitch-side Management – Uploaded 16 Nov 2013

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IMPORTANT NOTICE Provisional Suspension – Letter to Referees August 2013

When dismissing a player, note the following:

  • His name
  • His number
  • The time of the dismissal
  • The score at the time
  • The nature of his offence.
  • Immediately after leaving the pitch make detailed notes of the incident and establish the name of the player.
  • As soon as possible, and certainly within 48 hours, complete a Society Sending Off Report 2013-2014 (pdf). The latest version may be found at www.rfu.com/ (Articles And Resources For Rugby Referees section). Note: Do NOT use the submit button in the document
  • Email the completed Report to the ARURS Discipline Officer, Tyke Stevenson at michael_stevenson40@hotmail.com (using the Word version), who will forward the document to the relevant Constituent Body, after discussing with you if necessary.

Abuse

  • If you are subject to abuse, do not react abusively or take any threatening action yourself. Try to identify the individual(s) concerned and note their names at the time. If possible, warn the individuals that you will be reporting their behaviour (this would not be appropriate if it were crowd abuse being reported, where it would be better to inform the club of the action you will be taking).
  • Make detailed notes immediately after the game.
  • Contact the ARURS Discipline Officer if you need advice (details at the top of the page).
  • As soon as possible complete a 2013-2014 Society Match Official Abuse Report. The latest version may be found at www.rfu.com/ (Articles And Resources For Rugby Referees section) and submit it via the Discipline Officer. Note: Do NOT use the submit button in the document

Citing

  • There may be occasions when action may be taken to cite a player. This will be rare and can only happen where the referee has, for a number of reasons (unsighted, yellow card or penalty), not dismissed a player for an act of foul play.
  • As soon as you become aware of any citing action being considered, make your own detailed notes about the game, as you would probably be called as witness at the subsequent disciplinary hearing.

Abandoning a Match

  • If you have to abandon a match on disciplinary grounds, you have in fact dismissed both sides and will need to submit a Society Sending Off Report 2013-2014 (pdf). The latest version may be found at www.rfu.com/ (Articles And Resources For Rugby Referees section). Note: Do NOT use the submit button in the document
  • Contact the ARURS Discipline Officer if you need advice (details at the top of the page).

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