Disciplinary Actions

Under NCRFU Bylaws, a red card is an automatic two scheduled match/15 day suspension (whichever is longer) from participation in ALL rugby worldwide.  Two yellow cards for dangerous or violent play in the same competitive season carry the same penalty as a red card. As the referee is the sole judge of law and fact on the pitch, there is no appeal from a red or yellow card during a match. Under certain circumstances, an offender may be referred to the NCRFU Disciplinary Committee for consideration of additional sanctions.

Clubs who choose to contest a red card to a player (which has for the over 10 years been a 2 scheduled matches /15 day suspension) must send a detailed written submission and supporting evidence to the  DC Secretary by Monday at 2pm giving specifics and video if available  that would be regarded as consistent with the “Extenuating Circumstances” provisions under the World Rugby Reg 17 sentencing guidelines. 

Exception to Mandatory Suspension: If a player receives a red card in a match for repeat technical violations (e.g. offsides; hands-in ruck)  that are not violent or dangerous, then the red card will not result in a suspension.  However, if any of the offenses that gave rise to the red card included a yellow card for an offense of a violent or dangerous nature, then the red card will result in a two scheduled match/15 day suspension.Referees must notify the NCRFU Disciplinary Committee Secretary by either sending an email to ncrfudc@gmail.com of the issuance of a red or yellow card no later than noon two days after the match, which is normally the next Monday 2pm. 

Teams wishing to cite an opposing player must likewise notify the Disciplinary Committee Secretary via email at ncrfudc@gmail.com no later than noon two days after the match being Monday at 2pm and include all relevant (i.e. video) evidence. The Disciplinary Secretary is Terrance Brennan, who can be reached at ncrfudc@gmail.com.


Disciplinary Officers

Judge Robert McIlhaney
Disciplinary Committee Chairman
 
Terrence Brennan
Attorney – NCRFU DC Secretary
 
Dan Nagel
Attorney – San Jose
 
Paul Bretz
President of NCRRS
 
Vicki Hudson
St Marys Woman Coach
 
Mark Larson
Berkeley Mens Coach
 
Matt Eason
Attorney – NCRFU Appeals Officer
 
John Coppinger
Attorney – NCRFU Appeals Officer

Suspension - San Mateo RFC

posted May 13, 2013, 9:25 AM by NCRFU Staff

The San Mateo RFC will be suspended from all formats of the game until the beginning of the 2015 Season.

San Mateo as a club will have no standing within the NCRFU or any competition under the auspices of the USA RFU for both the remainder of 2013 and the whole of 2014. At that time the club must reapply to join the NCRFU via the official channels with the appropriate resources.

Current San Mateo players are free to transfer to other clubs to complete in 2013 summer 7's season .
The club is entitled to appeal this decision to the NCRFU executive committee.

A fee will be levied by the NCRFU to hear this appeal.

Suspension - Bay Barbarians RFC

posted May 13, 2013, 9:23 AM by NCRFU Staff

Decision:
 This is the second occasion this season that the Barbarians have been involved in a situation that has moved the officials to abandon the match. As such it is felt that the continued presence of the Barbarians in the league in their current format is detrimental not only to the division but to rugby in Northern California as a whole. Incidents such as this that make clubs hesitant to consider moving to Division 1 and therefore also tend to impact the lower division as well.
The Bay Barbarians RFC will be suspended from all formats of the game until the beginning of the 2015 Season.
The Bay Barbarians as a club will have no standing within the NCRFU or any competition under the auspices of the USA RFU for both the remainder of 2013 and the whole of 2014. At that time the club must reapply to join the NCRFU via the official channels with the appropriate resources.
Current Barbarians Players are free to transfer to other clubs once their current CIPP registration expires in August this year (2013).
The Barbarians club is entitled to appeal this decision to the NCRFU executive committee. A fee will be levied by the NCRFU to hear this appeal.

The Sacramento Lions RFC is placed on notice to improve their crowd control methods to avoid melees like this in the future. Harry Batten NCRFU DC Chair

EPA Bulldogs player Liuapeatau Tameifuna suspended

posted May 13, 2013, 9:18 AM by NCRFU Staff

Suspensions: EPA Bulldogs player Liuapeatau Tameifuna (Cipp # 442955).  The PCRFU has suspended Mr. Tameifuna on an interim basis and the PCRFU and NCRFU will enforce any sanctions imposed against Mr. Tameifuna by SCRFU or USAR. 
Mr. Tameifuna, has been suspended and cited for attacking the match official after EPA Bulldogs vs Santa Monica Match Play Off match. Updates will be posted.

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