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Foul Play

  • Referees are reminded of recent circulars from the IRB regarding actions to be taken for dangerous tackles; these include the lifting tackle where a player is not brought to the ground safely and tackles around the head/neck region
  • There is a trend of cleanouts at the breakdown involving a player being grabbed around the neck/head region and his neck/head being twisted as part of the clearout. This needs to be stopped immediately and penalised as dangerous foul play
  • Referees are reminded that grabbing a player by pulling or holding by the head cap (head gear) is foul play and must be dealt with accordingly SEE CLIP 8.

CLIP 8. FOUL PLAY

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ADDITIONAL NOTE: YELLOW CARDS

At the conference we were reminded that there were three types of yellow card incidents

  • Cynical play SEE CLIP 9
  • Repeated infringements
  • Foul Play

CLIP 9. YELLOW CARD CYNICAL

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