World Rugby, SAANZAR and Auckland Referee, James Doleman presents the High Tackle presentation at the Monday 26 March referees meeting.
Blue Card Concussion Initiative for Rugby Players in Auckland from March 2017
Code of Conduct
Aaron Colthurst was our guest speaker on Monday 29 June and presented recommendations for “Tactical Communications & Safety”. We’ve included the presentation here for our members.
NZRU Domestic Laws (see 2015 edition) establishes specific variations to be applied to domestic competitions including the application of U19 Laws to all grades except Under 21, First, Premier Reserve and Premier grade competitions.
If the tackle starts low but ends high is it dangerous? World Rugby has recently revised and re-released a memo concerning dangerous tackling and grasping.
Clarification of by-law on default of match due to late arrival. Referees should encourage the game to go ahead through agreement of both captains / managers but may need to shorten the game so later matches can take place.
Rob Parkes presented the NZRU Priorities for 2015 which will see referees across the country focusing on creating space and player safety, with a particular emphasis on mouth guards and concussion management.
The NZRU is urging players to make sure they have their mouth guards on them at all times as the 2015 season gets underway and referees take the field with a heightened focus on player safety.
Concussion is a concern for players and all fans of our great game. This article is a reminder of what referees, coaches, parents and fans should be looking out for.