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 Officer is Mr. Iain Kiy.

All discipline issues should be directed to him without delay. Please contact Iain on the following email address.

 

Downloads

 

Letter to Game re New Law Book – Uploaded 03 Jan 2018
Age Grade Crib Sheet – Uploaded 03 Jan 2018
Crib Sheet for New Laws – Uploaded 03 Jan 2018
Unit Discipline Aide Memoire 2016 – Uploaded 23 Jan 2017
ARU Discipline Notice – Suspension after Red Cards – Uploaded 14 Mar 2016
RB Memo on Dangerous Tackles – Uploaded 4 Feb 2015
Code of Rugby – Uploaded 13 Nov 2013
ARU Pitch-side Management – Uploaded 16 Nov 2013
Red Card / Match Official Abuse Report Writing Guidance

 

 

Red Card Action

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE Provisional Suspension – Letter to Referees August 2013

When dismissing a player, note the following:

  • Players name
  • Players number
  • The time of the dismissal
  • The score at the time
  • The nature of the 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 Level 5 and Below Red Card Report. The latest version may be found at here (participation – Refereeing – Referee Resources).
  • Email the completed Report to the ARURS Discipline Officer, who will forward the document to the relevant Constituent Body, after discussing with you if necessary.  It is critical that the report reaches the relevant CB Discipline Secretary wihtin 48 hours so that they can convene a panel to hear the case.

 

Red Card Sending Off Report

 

Society Red Card Report

 

 

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 Level 5 and Below Match Official Abuse Report. The latest version may be found at here (participation – refereeing – referee resources) and submit it via the Discipline Officer.

 

Match Officials Abuse Form

 

Level 5 and Below Match Official Abuse Report

 

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 Level 5 and Below Red Card Report (pdf). The latest version may be found at here (Participation – Refereeing – Referee Resources).
  • Contact the ARURS Discipline Officer if you need advice (details at the top of the page).
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