OPEN CONSULTATIONS

Player Insurance (Stage 3)

Scottish Rugby’s Domestic Regulations are reviewed at least every second year. Comments and proposals are now invited in respect of of Scottish Domestic Regulation 23 (Player Insurance). The updated version of the SDR will replace the current version which can be viewed here. Consultation responses should be based on the draft below (NB there are no changes from the Stage 2 Draft).

Consultees are asked to:

– Provide details and supporting information as to any proposal they are putting forward (including providing draft wording where appropriate);

– Indicate the reason(s) as to why each matter is being proposed; and

– Provide their name and contact details, together with details of the Scottish Rugby member club they are responding on behalf off and their capacity within that club.

Responses should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Friday 9th September 2022.

Player Welfare Policies

Concussion Policy

World Rugby recently indicated that amended concussion related Graduated Return To Play protocols would come into effect from 1 July 2022. In recognition of this, Scottish Rugby invites comments / proposals in respect of possible amendments to Scottish Rugby’s Concussion Policy. Consultation responses should be based on the principles contained within revised World Rugby protocols and Scottish Rugby’s current Concussion Policy.

Consultees are asked to:

– Provide details and supporting information as to any proposal they are putting forward (including providing draft wording where appropriate);

– Indicate the reason(s) as to why each matter is being proposed; and

– Provide their name and contact details, together with details of the Scottish Rugby member club they are responding on behalf off and their capacity within that club.

Responses should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Thursday 30th June 2022. [THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED]

Gender Participation Policy

Since Scottish Rugby last reviewed its gender participation policy in 2018, there have been a number of significant developments in the underlying regulatory framework affecting this area. These changes have included the introduction of new guidance from the UK Sports Councils and the revision of World Rugby’s guidance. It is recognised that balancing the needs of player safety, player welfare and for fair competition remain important policy considerations, and that this is a complex / evolving area where differing views on gender related participation remain.

Scottish Rugby is considering how to appropriately reflect the revised guidance now available within its own Gender Participation Policy. In this regard we are consulting directly with the other Unions in the UK and Ireland and will take into consideration the feedback each of these Unions has received as a result of their own consultation process. Therefore, in this instance, views are being sought only from those currently participating within the Scottish game (whether as a player, referee, coach or administrator). We would ask that any comments be directed in the first instance through your Scottish Rugby member club or Referee Society. A single consolidated response on behalf of that member club/ referee society should be emailed to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Thursday 30th June 2022.[THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED]

SDR 5 : Agents and Approved Intermediaries (Stage 1)

World Rugby is currently in the process of reviewing WR Regulation 5 (Agents). In recognition of this, Scottish Rugby is now inviting comments / proposals in respect of the development of a new Scottish Domestic Regulation, SDR 5 (Agents and Approved Intermediaries).

Consultation responses should be based on the principles contained within WR Regulation 5. Respondeees may also wish to refer to the domestic regulations operated by other Unions (such as RFU Regulation 8). In their response consultees are asked to:

– Provide details and supporting information as to any proposal they are putting forward (including providing draft wording where appropriate);

– Indicate the reason(s) as to why each matter is being proposed; and

– Provide the name, contact details and capacity within the game of the person proposing the change.

Responses should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Friday 29th April 2022. [THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED. STAGE 2 WILL OPEN SHORTLY]

The following Consultations are now closed:

CONSULTATIONS DURING 2022

  • The following consultations have been undertaken during 2022:SDR 23 :
  • Player Insurance (Stages 1 and 2)
  • Concussion Policy (Stage 1)
  • Gender Participation Policy (Stage 1)
  • 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)

CONSULTATIONS DURING 2021

  • The following consultations have been undertaken during 2021:Disciplinary
  • Rules : Reg. 17 changes for 2022 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 21.1 Anti-Doping (UKAD Assurance requirements) (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • National Competition Rules 2021-22 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • Schools & Youth National Competition Rules 2021-22 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • Super6 Tournament Rules 2021 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 10.1 : Concussion (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 21.2 : Illicit Drugs (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 10.4 : Pregnancy and Rugby (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 4.1 : Player Contracts and Payments (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • Disciplinary Rules and Code of Conduct for the Game 2021/22 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR6 : Betting and Anti-Corruption (Sages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 21.1 Anti-Doping (Alignment with updated WR Reg. 21 & UKAD Rules)

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