Updated Game Management Documents provided by BCRRS
Published Thursday, February 6, 2014

The following message is from the BC Rugby Referee's Society:

Every year the BC Referees' Society publishes a Game Management Document for senior rugby and U-19s. Rugby Canada has also provided the new non-verbal scrum put-in process that is to be used for the Spring 2014 season. 

Rather than a re-print of the Laws of the Game, the Game Management Document is a series of notes for referees describing policies,interpretations, best practices, etc. for refereeing. It often describes new Laws, Law variations, Law Clarifications, etc. that have been sent out by the IRB.

As with most aspects of rugby refereeing, the issues are never cut and dried.  There are few places in the GMDs where referees are told what they must do... referees have a lot of discretion in applying the Laws. It has always been our hope that publishing the GMDs will bring a measure of consistency to the refereeing of rugby in BC.

BCRRS President Dave Pue (dpue1@shaw.ca) welcomes any comments, questions or complaints about the material in these documents. 

Game Management Documents (note: these documents are also available on the Referee menu selection on www.bcrugby.com)


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