Do you know who can go on the field or in the official area during Junior Rugby Games? For the safety of all we ask that all clubs implement these rules at all Junior games and remind all parents.

PLEASE SEE A REMINDER ON THE LAWS AND RULES THAT COVER OFF OTHER PERSONS ON THE FIELD APART FROM PLAYERS AND MATCH OFFICIALS AT SJRU GAMES

9.5. PERSONS AUTHORISED TO ENTER PLAYING ENCLOSURE

(A) The only persons permitted within the Playing Enclosure during a Match are:-
i. the referee; and
ii. the Assistant Referees and touch judges; and
iii. the players participating in the Match (excluding reserve players and any players Temporarily Suspended or Sent Off); and
iv. a maximum of two Trainers per Team to administer water, to deliver and retrieve the kicking tee and attend to injured players; and
v. the Ground Marshals.

(C) Trainers may enter the playing area only after the ball is dead and may not impede the conduct of the Match, unless attending an injury. At all other times the Trainers must remain in the Team Zone. The Trainer must be identifiable by wearing the yellow SJRU vest or similar attire.
(D) During each half the Team Officials, which includes Coaches, are required to remain in the Team Zone. Team Officials are not permitted to act as Trainers for their Team.
(F) Persons, other than Trainers, are only permitted to enter the Playing Enclosure upon the invitation of the referee, except at half time when the Team Officials, Trainers and reserve players may enter the Playing Enclosure. Players who have been Sent Off are not permitted to enter the Playing Enclosure at any time.

Referee Management
• Referees should manage unnecessary injury stoppages and be pro-active in playing on, e.g. front row players going down with injury at line outs.
• If an injured player is not in the way of the game and the players is being attended to, play on.
• If medical staff attending to a player indicate that an injury is serious, the referee should stop the game.
• If play approaches an injured player on the ground, the referee should stop the game immediately.
• Referees should be pro-active in ensuring players with bleeding wounds leave the field for treatment.

Thank you for your time in relation to this reminder, and more information can be found here https://www.sjru.com.au/medical-staff-trainers-and-water-runners/

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