19 Aug 2016
Joey Klaaste-Salmans, the chairman of the Western Province Referees' Society, is our go-to man when it comes to age-group rugby and its law variations.
Name: Adriaan Stander
Question: Law regarding substitution of a player (under age laws u/16 etc...) I was recently informed that the law regarding substituted players not being allowed to return to the field after substitution, has been changed to allow any player in any position that has been substituted to return back to field of play. But i can find any clear definition of this law. Regards
Joey Klaaste-Salmans: The law with regard to the substitutes has not changed. It is in its current form as per the World Rugby Laws.
Ask the duty referee
Duty Ref 540 - Lourens van der Merwe
Duty Ref 539 - Jaco van Heerden
Duty Ref 538 - Marius van der Westhuizen
Duty Ref 537 - Lourens van der Merwe
Duty Ref 536 - Joey Klaaste-Salmans
Duty referee 535 - Stuart Berry
Duty Ref 534 - Jaco van Heerden
Duty Ref 533 - Jaco & Jaco
Duty Ref 532 - Joey Klaaste-Salmans
Duty Ref 531 - Marius van der Westhuizen