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RFU - Code of Conduct


THE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION CODE OF CONDUCT

ABUSE OF MATCH OFFICIALS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED

Without match officials, there would be no matches

THE GAME IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE ABUSE OF

MATCH OFFICIALS BY PLAYERS, COACHES, ADMINISTRATORS AND OTHER PERSONS

DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY INVOLVED IN ANY MATCH

Too many match officials are leaving the game because of abuse

THE CODE OF CONDUCT

Abuse of Match Officials is defined as

Individual perception of personal degradation, be it mental or physical,

before, during and after the match including (but not limited to):

• verbal or physical assault

• intimidating conduct

• racial or sexual harassment

It therefore follows that the RFU will instigate proceedings against individuals alleged to have:

• abused, threatened or intimidated a referee, touch judge or other match official,whether on or off the field of play

• or used crude or abusive language or gestures towards referees, touch judges
or other match officials or spectators

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