Educational

This section of the website will contain instructional information to help understand aspects of the Laws that may be confusing. Take a moment to check out the latest additions.

LAW CHANGES FOR 2018

The link below will take you to a slide presentation outlining the changes to the Laws for 2018 with supporting video clips. Please keep in mind it is a large file - 1.2 GB - so please download where you have low-cost access. 

Acknowledgement is given to World Rugby for the provision of the above contents.


HEAD INJURIES

The responsibility for identifying suspicious head injuries in rugby is not isolated to the team doctors and match day medical staff. All officials, match and team, have a role in supporting identification of potential head injuries.

The link below will take you to download the presentation (62mB) from World Rugby in identifying potential head injuries. Please download where you have uncapped WiFi (4mbs) or low-cost access.

Acknowledgement is given to World Rugby for the provision of the above content.


ROLE OF THE ASSISTANT REFEREE

The links below will take you to a slide presentation in understanding the respective roles of the assistant referee and or touch judge, supporting video clips included.

Should you wish to be involved as an assistant referee and or touch judge kindly contact your local referee society to attend their relevant courses to be certified as such.

Please keep in mind it is a large file – between 651mB to 1.7GB each - so please download where you have uncapped WiFi (4mbs) or low-cost access.

When asked for a password, press "Read Only".

Acknowledgement is given to World Rugby for the provision of the above content.


BALL RETRIEVERS

The link below will take you to a slide presentation in understanding the repsective roles of the ball retrievers, supporting video clips included. Please keep in mind it is a large file - 590mB - so please download where you have uncapped WiFi (4mbs) or low-cost access.

When asked for a password, press "Read Only".

Important: Any minor fulfilling the role of a ball retriever, their respective parent or legal guardian needs to complete the INDEMNITY AND CONSENT FORM - Letter of Permission for a Minor to participate in the Local South African Rugby Union (SARU)/World Rugby/SANZAAR Competition/Rugby Africa Match.


STATISTICIAN'S & TIMEKEEPERS

The link below will take you to a slide presentation assisting the statistician's and timekeepers in the completion of the various documents used during a match. The presentations includes practical sessions as well. Please keep in mind it is a large file - 1.7GB - so please download where you have uncapped WiFi (4mbs) or low-cost access.


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