Codes and Policies

Rugby Australia in consultation with the State Member Unions have developed the Rugby Australia Disciplinary Rules.

The Rugby Australia Disciplinary Rules have been developed to ensure a consistent approach to foul play, citing and judicial hearings.

Rugby Australia in consultation with the State/Territory Member Unions have developed the Rugby Australia Disciplinary Rules (the Rules) to ensure a uniformed approach is administered for foul play, citing and judicial hearings.

Players who purposefully display foul play or misconduct will be penalised to prevent the risk of injury to other players.

The Rules apply to all formats, competitions, tournaments and matches within Australia including games which don’t count points such as pre-season and tour matches with interstate or overseas teams.

However, the Rules do not apply to World Rugby matches, Super Rugby matches, the Australian Sevens Series or Oceania Sevens who have their own disciplinary rules.

Players have an obligation to ensure that they do not cause injury to their opponents, therefore any conduct which is proscribed by World Rugby Law 9 (Foul Play) merits a sanction.