OPEN CONSULTATIONS

Disciplinary Sanctioning of Match Official Abuse (Stage 1)

Over a number of years Scottish Rugby has attempted to deter Match Official Abuse by asking Disciplinary Committees to treat such cases as requiring a sanction more severe than that suggested in World Rugby’s Sanctioning Table (see the Disciplinary Memo on the Sanctioning of Referee Abuse here).

The volume of such cases, however, remains stubbornly high (being around 15% of all disciplinary cases). This is not a unique situation and the RFU has recently issued its own guidance in this area. This includes, amongst other things, set uplifts to the World Rugby Sanctions Table in respect of various types of Abusive behaviour (RFU guidance).

Comments and suggestions are invited in respect of potential changes to Scottish Rugby’s ‘Disciplinary Memo’. In their consultation response, respondees are asked to:

– Provide details of any change(s) being proposed (including draft wording where appropriate);
– Indicate the reason(s) why the change is being proposed; and
– Provide the name, contact details and capacity within the game of the person / body proposing the change.

Responses should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Friday 26 April 2024. 

SDR 21.1 : Anti-Doping (Stage 1)

Scottish Rugby’s Domestic Regulations are reviewed at least every second year. Comments and suggestions are invited in respect of potential changes to the SDR 21.1 (Anti-Doping). Once approved, the updated version of these competition rules will replace the current version (which can be viewed here).

Consultation responses should be based on the current version of the regulation.

In their consultation response, respondees are asked to:

– Provide details of any change(s) being proposed (including draft wording where appropriate);
– Indicate the reason(s) why the change is being proposed; and
– Provide the name, contact details and capacity within the game of the person / body proposing the change.

Responses should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 24 April 2024. 

SDR 21.2 : Illicit Drugs (Stage 1)

Comments and suggestions are invited in respect of potential changes to the SDR 21.2 (Illicit Drugs). Once approved, the updated version of these competition rules will replace the current version (which can be viewed here).

Consultation responses should be based on the current version of the regulation.

In their consultation response, respondees are asked to:

– Provide details of any change(s) being proposed (including draft wording where appropriate);
– Indicate the reason(s) why the change is being proposed; and
– Provide the name, contact details and capacity within the game of the person / body proposing the change.

Responses should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 24 April 2024. 

SDR 10.4 : Pregnancy and Rugby (Stage 1)

Comments and suggestions are invited in respect of potential changes to the SDR 10.4 (Pregnancy and Rugby). Once approved, the updated version of these competition rules will replace the current version (which can be viewed here).

Consultation responses should be based on the current version of the regulation.

In their consultation response, respondees are asked to:

– Provide details of any change(s) being proposed (including draft wording where appropriate);
– Indicate the reason(s) why the change is being proposed; and
– Provide the name, contact details and capacity within the game of the person / body proposing the change.

Responses should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 17 April 2024. 

SDR 22 : Artificial Rugby Turf (Stage 1)

Comments and suggestions are invited in respect of potential changes to the SDR 22 (Artificial Rugby Turf). Once approved, the updated version of these competition rules will replace the current version (which can be viewed here).

Consultation responses should be based on the current version of the regulation.

In their consultation response, respondees are asked to:

– Provide details of any change(s) being proposed (including draft wording where appropriate);
– Indicate the reason(s) why the change is being proposed; and
– Provide the name, contact details and capacity within the game of the person / body proposing the change.

Responses should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 17 April 2024. 

Disciplinary Rules : Season 2024/25 (Stage 2)

Comments and suggestions are invited in respect of potential changes to the Scottish Rugby Disciplinary Rules to be used during Season 2024/25. Once approved, the updated version of these competition rules will replace the current version (which can be viewed here).

Consultation responses should be based on the draft below:

In their consultation response, respondees are asked to:

– Provide details of any change(s) being proposed (including draft wording where appropriate);
– Indicate the reason(s) why the change is being proposed; and
– Provide the name, contact details and capacity within the game of the person / body proposing the change.

Responses should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 10 April 2024. [THIS STAGE OF THE PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED. STAGE 3 WILL OPEN SHORTLY]

CONSULTATIONS DURING 2024

The following consultations have been undertaken during 2024:

  • Disciplinary Memo on Match Official Abuse (Stage 1)
  • SDR 21.1 Anti-Doping (Stage 1)
  • SDR 21.2 Illicit Drugs (Stage 1)
  • SDR 10.4 Pregnancy and Rugby (Stage 1)
  • SDR 22 Artificial Rugby Turf (Stage 1)
  • National Competition Rules 2024/25 (Stage 1)
  • Scottish Rugby Disciplinary Rules 2024/25 (Stages 1 and 2)
  • Scottish Rugby Safeguarding Policy
  • Schools & Youth NCRs 2024/25 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)

CONSULTATIONS DURING 2023

The following consultations were undertaken during 2023:

  • SDR 5 : Agents and Intermediaries
  • National Competition Rules 2023/24 (Stages 2 and 3)
  • SDR 4.2 : International Clearance (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 6 : Betting and Anti-Corruption (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 16 :Match Approvals and Permission to Tour (Stages1, 2 and 3)
  • Schools & Youth NCRs 2023/24 (Stage 2 and 3)
  • National Competition Rules 2023/24 – Adult and S&Y (Stage1)
  • New Discipline Guide : Age Grade Disciplinary Procedures (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • Update of the Guide to Disciplinary Hearings;
  • Disciplinary Rules 2023/24 (Stages 1, 2 and 3);
  • New Discipline Guide : Abuse of Match Officials (Stages 1, 2 and 3)

CONSULTATIONS DURING 2022

The following consultations were undertaken during 2022:

  • SDR 23 : Player Insurance (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • Concussion Policy (Stage 1)
  • Gender Participation Policy (Stage 1)
  • SDR 5 : Agents and Approved Intermediaries
  • Schools & Youth NCRs 2022-23 (Stages 1, 2, 3 and Additional)
  • National Competition Rules 2022-23 (Stages 1,2,3 and Additional)
  • Disciplinary Rules 2022-23 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 22 : Artificial Rugby Turf (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • Women’s Cup Competition Regulations 2022 (Stages 2 and 3)

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