Under NCRFU rules, 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. Under certain circumstances, an offender may be referred to the NCRFU Disciplinary Committee for consideration of additional sanctions.
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 Chair by either sending an email to email@example.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. Teams wishing to cite an opposing player must likewise notify the Disciplinary Chair via email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon two days after the match, which is normally the next Monday, and include all relevant (i.e. video) evidence. The Disciplinary Chair is Art Potter, who can be reached at email@example.com.
Disciplinary Committee Chairman
Disciplinary Committee Co-Chairman, Attorney
Disciplinary Committee Secretary
Disciplinary Committee Attorney