Competition Resources

RUGBYLINK
All player registrations are managed online through RugbyLink. Comprehensive guides on how to use RugbyLink can be found here

 

RULES OF COMPETITION
Can be found here

 

LAWS OF THE GAME
Can be found here

 

MATCH SANCTIONING
To play matches outside of a regular competition you will need to apply for sanctioning from the Tasmanian Rugby Union, and you may have to pay an insurance fee. Failure to sanction a match is a Code of Conduct violation. Applications must be submitted to Mark Oakford (mark.oakford@tasrugby.com.au) no later than one month prior to the event.
Sanctioning Guidelines are located here
The Sanctioning Application Form is located here

 

JUDICIARY
The ARU, in consultation with Member Unions, has developed these Rugby AU Disciplinary Rules 2018 to ensure consistency and uniformity in the way disciplinary procedures are administered in the community game across Australia.

The Rules are intended for the use within Australian domestic rugby, competitions, matches, and tournaments including preseason, tour matches from inter state or overseas, and/or rugby sevens, tens, or otherwise.

The process in Tasmania is as follows: any player who receives a Red Card must attend a hearing at 5.15pm the Wednesday following the match in which they were sent off. The player is automatically suspended until their case is heard by the Judiciary and a determination made. Failure to attend or contact will delay the hearing of a case.

The 2018 Judicial Outcomes will be posted here after the commencement of the season.

 

CONCUSSION
Australian Rugby provides guidance regarding concussion which applies to everyone involved in Rugby across Australia. At all times, players, parents, coaches and officials need to act in the best interest of player safety and welfare by;
i. taking responsibility for the recognition, removal and referral of players to a medical doctor
ii. ensuring concussion is appropriately managed per the Australian Rugby Concussion Procedure.
The Australian Rugby Safety Policy states that “The primary consideration in all participation decisions must be the safety of all participants as a requirement that overrides all others.”
More information can be found here

 

PLAYER DISPENSATION PROCEDURE
In exceptional circumstances, players under the age of 18 may be permitted to play either up an age division, or in the senior competition.

The dispensation process is as follows:

Step 1: Email Tasmanian Rugby Competition Manager Mark Oakford (mark.oakford@tasrugby.com.au). Please note that submissions must be made at least two weeks prior to the required playing date for age grade dispensation, and at least five weeks prior for Size for Age dispensations.
Step 2: Competition Manager check weight and age guidelines here
Step 3: Competition Manager requests Tasmanian Rugby-appointed Assessing Coach to visit the club to assess the player
Step 4: Assessing Coach Reports back to Competition Manager
Step 5: Decision communicated to player and club president

Please note the following Senior Dispensation guidelines:

  • If the participant is turning 18 during the calendar year (but has not yet turned 18), ONLY the parent/guardian consent form is completed accepting the associated risks, and submitted to the competition manager
  • If the participant is turning 17 during the calendar year and the player is NOT playing in the Front Row (Hooker or Prop),then Dispensation Schedule A must be completed including an assessment by a Qualified Assessing Coach. An Assessing Coach must hold a minimum Level 2 Accreditation and current Smart Rugby (Luke and I are the Assessing Coaches in Tasmania).
  • If the participant is turning 16 during the calendar year, the Senior Rugby Dispensation Consent Form must be forwarded directly to the ARU for consideration (the ARU will make the call on this, Tasmanian Rugby are not permitted to. Please note that we should have an U16s Girls 7s competition in most regions this year)