RUGBY INDIA JUDICIARY PROCEDURES - SCHEDULE OF RECOMMENDED PENALTIES

SCHEDULE OF RECOMMENDED PENALTIES

The following are the recommended penalties for on the field misconduct.

Offence

Law Ref

Max Penalty

Recommended Penalty

Striking (punching an Opponent)

10.4 (a)

 

 

Dangerous (provoked or unprovoked)

 

2 years

5 - 8 weeks

Other

 

 

Temporary suspension

 

 

 

4 weeks

 

 

 

 

Stamping or Trampling an Opponent

10.4 (b)

 

 

Dangerous

 

5 years

7 - 9 weeks

Other

 

 

Temporary suspension

 

 

 

6 weeks

 

 

 

 

Kicking an Opponent

10.4 (c)

 

 

Dangerous

 

5 years

7 - 9 weeks

Other

 

 

3 - 6 weeks

 

 

 

 

Tripping an Opponent

 

 

 

Dangerous

 

2 years

4 - 6 weeks

Other

 

 

Temporary suspension

 

 

 

3 weeks

 

 

 

 

Illegal Tackling of an Opponent

10.4 (e)

 

 

Dangerous

 

2 years

4 - 6 weeks

Other

 

 

Temporary suspension

 

 

 

3 weeks

 

 

 

 

Kneeing an Opponent

10.4 (a)

 

 

Dangerous

 

2 years

4 - 6 weeks

Other

 

 

Temporary suspension

 

 

 

3 weeks

 

 

 

 

Head Butting

10.4 (a)

Life

7 - 9 weeks

 

 

 

 

Eye Gouging

10.4 (k)

Life

24 - 30 months

 

 

 

 

Biting

10.4 (k)

Life

18 - 24 months

 

 

 

 

Other Forms of Man Handling incl Fighting

 

 

 

Dangerous

 

2 years

4 - 6 weeks

Other

 

 

Temporary suspension

 

 

 

3 weeks

 

 

 

 

Offences Involving Referees and Touch Judges

10.4 (k)

 

 

Threats - actions or words

 

Life

6 - 12 months

Verbal Abuse

 

10 weeks

Temporary suspension

 

 

 

6 weeks

 

 

 

 

Repeated Infringements

10.3

8 weeks

Temporary suspension

 

 

 

2 weeks

                                                                                                           

NOTE: THESE ARE NOT MINIMUM PENALTIES.  THEY ARE RECOMMENDATIONS ONLY.  ANY AGGRAVATING OR MTIGATING FEATURES MUST BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

(B) SCHEDULE OF MAXIMUM PENALTIES                                                                                     

OFFENCES AGAINST

On the Field up to a Maximum of

Off the Field Up to a Maximum of

1. Referees / Touch Judges

 

 

Threatening by conduct and/or words

Life

Life

Fist/punches, man-handling

Life

Life

Kicking, hacking, tripping

Life

Life

Weapons (i.e., any article used to inflict injury)

Life

Life

 

 

 

2. Team, Union or Other Officials

 

 

Threatening by conduct and/or words

Life

Life

Fist/punches, man-handling

Life

Life

Kicking, hacking, tripping trampling

Life

Life

Weapons (i.e. any article used to inflict injury)

Life

Life

 

 

 

3. Opposing Players

 

 

Threatening by conduct and/or words

1 year

1 year

Fist/punches, man-handling

2 years

2 years

Kicking, hacking, tripping trampling

5 years

5 years

Weapons (i.e. any article used to inflict injury)

Life

Life

 

 

 

DANGEROUS PLAY

 

 

(As per Law 10.4)

 

 

Can apply only to opponents during a match

2 years

 

 

 

 

REPEATED INFRINGEMENTS

 

 

(As per Law 10.3)

8 weeks

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

   

GENERAL MISCONDUCT AGAINST

 

On the Field up to a Maximum of

 

Off the Field Up to a Maximum of

Referees/Touch Judges

10 weeks

Life

Officials

10 weeks

10 weeks

Players

10 weeks

10 weeks

 

NOTE:  In imposing penalty in any case it is important that consideration be given to the following:

(1)      While it is important that each case be determined on its own merits there is a need for consistency and uniformity in the level of penalties imposed throughout India

(2)     Penalty should always be determined by reference to the culpability of the conduct concerned.  The severity of an injury to a victim player will in some cases be a consideration relevant to the question of penalty but is should never be the sole determinant.

(3)     Not withstanding the above recommendations in cases where the players actions constitute mid range or top end of offending for any type of offence which had the potential to result and in fact did result in serious/gross consequences to the health of the victim, the judicial officers and /or disciplinary committee may impose any period of suspension including a suspension or fine.

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