Please find below important updates that all parents and players need to be aware of for their own continued rugby enjoyment
OCTOBER 2012 - ROLLING SUBSTITUTIONS - FAQs
SEPTEMBER 2012 - YOUTH NOTICE - OFFENSIVE AND INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE
SEPTEMBER 2012 - WOMEN'S RUGBY ROLLING SUBSTITUTIONS
AUGUST 2012 - IRB LAW TRIALS 2012-13 PRESENTATION
AUGUST 2012 - IRB LAW CLARIFICATION - 2 (2011) - LAW REFERENCE 17 - MAUL
AUGUST 2012 - IRB LAW CLARIFICATION - 3 (2011) - LAW REFERENCE 11 - OFFSIDE, 10 METRE LAW
AUGUST 2012 - IRB LAW CLARIFICATION - 4 (2011) - LAW REFERENCE 12 - KNOCK ON OR THROW FORWARD
AUGUST 2012 - IRB LAW CLARIFICATION - 2 (2012) - LAW REFERENCE 3 - NUMBER OF PLAYERS, 5 - TIME, AND 8 - ADVANTAGE
AUGUST 2012 - REGULATIONS RELATING TO ROLLING SUBS, INTRODUCED THIS SEASON AT LEVELS 5 AND BELOW
Please note these do not apply to the Merit Leagues. Below are further guidelines from the RFU to assist.
1. Reg 13.5.14 – If a team has only 1 or 2 replacements, it will still be permitted 8 interchanges.
2. Reg 13.5.17 – If a player is replaced for a blood injury, then subsequently returns, that counts as 2 interchanges.
3. Reg 13.5.20 – Clubs will be written to prior to the start of the season, requesting that the coach/captain should declare to the referee when a player is replaced because of injury. This will allow the referee to keep track of players who will not be permitted to return following a second injury.
4. In the same letter, clubs will be reminded that it is the joint responsibility of the referee and the teams concerned to manage the number of permitted interchanges. If a team exceeds the permitted number, it will be in breach of RFU Regulation 13.5.15 and liable to sanction. This will apply even if the referee has inadvertently allowed too many interchanges.
5. Society referees will be provided with score cards to assist in the management of the interchanges. These will be sent to Society Secretaries by the second week in August.
NOVEMBER 2011 - ILLEGAL BOOT STUD CONFIGURATION
Please see above photographs of a boot with a single toe stud configuration that is being purchased for use in playing Rugby. This is illegal under Law 4.4 (j) and players should not be permitted to play with boots with this sole configuration. Please note that any Adidas boots with this configuration have not been designed or sold as a Rugby product.
NOVEMBER 2011 - BASE LAYER TIGHTS AND STOCKINGS
Following enquiries from coaches and parents, the RFU have confirmed that it is permissible under RFU Regulations for young players, up to U18s, to wear base layer stockings or tights in cold weather, in accordance with IRB Regulation 12. This regulation states particular thickness. However, parents can assume that most common brands will comply, although players are permitted to wear them subject to the assessment of the match referee that the items are safe and pose no risk of injury to the wearer or other participants. Please note that U18s playing in the adult game may not wear base layer stockings/tights.
SEPTEMBER 2011 - RURAL AND INVICTA LEAGUE RULES
The Kent League Rules for both Rural and Invicta leagues are now on the Information page on the Kent Referees Website at Kent Referees. Front row regulations for both these leagues can be found on the Kent Referees downloads page.