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Keeping the game moving by refereeing to the law and encouraging positive player behaviour.

       Stationary Ruck – 5 sec call

•Law 15.17 When the ball has been clearly won by a team at the ruck, and is available to be played, the referee calls use it, after which the ball must be played within 5 secs.
SANCTION = scrum. Referees must strictly enforce 5 secs.
•TRIGGER = ”use it” is called early.

Rationale – stop caterpillar rucks being set up and the number of box kicks.


Foul play warnings – no time out for team chat

•When a referee gives a warning to a captain, the captain does not have the opportunity to ask for a break so he can chat to their team. The referee communicates the warning and play proceeds.

Rationale – no time delay and ‘offenders’ don’t control momentum of the match.