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Reporting of Foul Play, Abuse, Match Called Off and Serious Injury

Both referees and assistant referees have a responsibility to report all instances of all temporary suspensions (yellow cards), send offs (red cards), serious abuse, games that have to be called off and any injury that requires an ambulance being called.

In the case of temporary suspensions (yellow cards), send offs (red cards), serious abuse and where games have to be called off, a Judicial Hearing may take place and in the interests of natural justice, the New Zealand Rugby Judicial Book places all match officials and anyone who wishes to instigate proceedings a maximum time of 48 hours from the completion of the match that the incident occurs in to submit their report to the provincial union having jurisdiction over the match.

Step One:

As soon as possible after the completion of the match, all referees and assistant referees involved in the incident must ensure you have positively identified all players involved in the incident. This includes their full name, the number on their jersey and the position they played during the game.

Step Two:

All match officials below Premier level must call either their sub union Judiciary representative, or the Referee Manager as soon as possible after the game and BEFORE you submit your report. All send off reports must be received by the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union within 48 hours of the send off occurring.

Western Bay of Plenty Judicial Rep:

Graeme Meyrick Mobile: 027-271-5908

Central Bay of Plenty Judicial Rep:

Geoff Kaye Mobile: 021-192-0184

Eastern Bay of Plenty Judicial Rep:

Tony Dunlop Mobile: 021-933-879

King Country Judicial Rep:

Peter Roberts 027-213-2927

Referee Manager:

Cam Russell 027-698-9576

Step Three:

Once you’ve discussed the circumstances surrounding the incident relating to your report, you MUST then fill out the appropriate online form. There are no longer separate referee and assistant referee red card, yellow card, referee abuse and match called off reports. There is just one report, called "Match Official Report". It replaces all of the above reports.

Match Official Report

Referee Report on Blue Card (Suspected Concussion)

Referee Match Report

Serious Injury Report

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