Red Card Process

 

 

Red Card offences include but are not limited to:

Offence Sanction
Red card as a result of receiving 2 yellow cards 2 weeks min
Striking another player 5 weeks min
Repeatedly striking another player Remainder of the current year
Verbal abuse of a Referee 2 weeks min
Serious and/or continuous or threatening abuse of Referee Remainder of the current year
Any physical force used against Referee, including pushing / striking Referee Permanent suspension

 

Before giving a Red Card the Referee should consider the following:

  • Are you 100% sure that the behaviour is deserving of a Red Card (for lesser offences, has a warning been given or a yellow card – does the behaviour definitely warrant a straight red?) If in doubt give a warning or a yellow and advise that the red will follow if the behaviour does not cease.
  • Ask the player for their name before producing the card.

After giving a Red Card:

  • A red card should be filled in by the Referee after they red card a player during a match. Full details MUST be captured on this form.
  • It should be completed and returned to the Venue Manager before the Referee leaves the venue.
  • A separate form should be completed for each red card.
  • The Venue Manager should then forward the information within 24 hours onto ITRA’s Disciplinary Committee.
  • NB: ALL RED CARDS ARE REVIEWED INTERNALLY AND NO REFEREE SHOULD BE DISCUSSING SANCTIONS  (the information on the form is reviewed along with a conversation with all parties involved before sanctions are applied to the team and this will come from the office)

Venue Managers:

  • Make sure you always have official Red Card Report forms on you.
  • Make sure the ref has all the correct details on the Form
  • Forms must be sent to Ali or the Ref Coordinator before 12 midday the following day.
  • Please note any further information that you have on the incident.
  • Ensure the 5 point deduction is entered.

Disciplinary Committee

  • Speak to the referee, player, captain and any other people involved in a Red Card incident to get as much information as possible.
  • Review and discuss all the information internally
  • Inform the carded player and team Captain of the sanction and the points deduction
  • Update the correct score line on the system after deduction

Players

If you wish to appeal a Red card you must send an email to ali@tagrugby.ie stating your case and why you feel you are entitled to appeal the decision.

In a very rare occasion the Disciplinary committee on review may decide that a Red Card decision is to be over turned. This decision is based only on a full review and with input of the referee and if this is the case there is no points deduction for that game.