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Laws Of The Game

The Laws Of The Game can be found on the World rugby Website by clicking on the image below:

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Laws of the Game Cover

Download a PDF copy of the law book by clicking here.

Laws Of The Game APPS

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2019 Match Rules Quick Guide

2019 Match Rules Quick Guide

Click here to download the 2019-Match-Rules-Quick-Guide PDF version


The 2019 Law of The Game Theory Examination is now available to be completed by all candidates online. No longer will there be formal classroom examinations held. The following is a detailed set of instructions on how to complete the law exam ONLINE.

1.Sitting the Exam – 3 Attempts per six month period

Candidates are provided with 3 attempts to sit the Exam in a six month period.
The six month period commences on the date the candidate logs in and first opens “Attempt 1”.
Candidates must be able to complete the Attempt in one session.
Any event causing a candidate to be unable to complete the Attempt in one session, is not retrievable.
Once an Attempt is opened, it must be completed in one session (maximum 100 minutes).

2.Sitting the Exam – Questions and Time Limit

There are 100 questions in each Exam Attempt.
These questions are randomly selected.
Candidates have a maximum of 100 minutes to answer all questions.
There is a maximum of one minute to answer each question.

3.Not Answering or Skipping a Question

A question not answered within the one minute allowed, will automatically drop to the end of the Exam.
Candidates may also choose to skip a question.
An unanswered or skipped question will automatically drop to the end of the Exam and provided the 100 minute maximum time limit has not expired, the candidate will receive one final attempt to answer it.
On this second attempt, should an answer not be submitted within the one minute allowed, the question will be marked unanswered.

4.Internet Connection

Candidates logging in to sit the exam should ensure they are in an area that provides a strong internet connection.
Loss of internet connection is not retrievable as per 1. above.


It is extremely important candidates open and read all information in the Introduction section of the Exam.
This section contains helpful tips that will assist the candidate in sitting the Exam.

6.Answering a Question

Candidates should carefully consider their answer.
Once an answer has been submitted, the question cannot be retrieved and the submitted answer cannot be amended.

7.Notification of Result

Candidates receive notification of their result immediately upon completion of an Attempt.
A list of the questions incorrectly answered, and the relevant Law Book Reference, is provided and able to be printed immediately upon completion of an Attempt.

8.Attaining a Pass

There are four levels of pass.
90% + Honours
80-89% Excellence
75-79% Merit
70-74% Achieved


Candidates achieving a mark of 70% or above will be able to immediately print their relevant certificate. (CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PRINT YOUR CERTIFICATE)

10.Accessing the Exam

To access the law exam please go to the URL:


It is recommended you use Google Chrome as your web browser and bookmark it so you can easily return to this page.


1. First time users are required to click on the “REFEREE EDUCATION” icon.


2.Then click on the “REFEREE ON-LINE LAW EXAM” icon.


3.Fill in the “First Time Users” registration page with:
• First name
• Last name
• Valid email address
• Create a Username that you will use to login when you return
• Create a password & then confirm it
• Select your gender from the dropdown list
• Select your primary role within rugby from the dropdown list
• Select your provincial union from the dropdown list
• Enter the join code 865877
• Tick the “Accept terms and conditions” check box
• Click “ENROL” icon



For returning candidates, simply enter your username (or your email) and your password in the login in boxes in the top right hand corner of the page to return.



If you would like to practice the law exam before sitting the online version, below are sample papers and their corresponding answers. feel free to print these out and practice in your own time before sitting the online law exam.

Law Exam Sample Paper 1

Law Exam Sample Paper 2

Law Exam Sample Paper 3

Law Exam Sample Paper 4

Law Exam Sample Paper 5

Law Exam Sample Answers 1

Law Exam Sample Answers 2

Law Exam Sample Answers 3

Law Exam Sample Answers 4

Law Exam Sample Answers 5

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