TRRA Continuing Education for Referees
Here is another video from the team of National Panel Referees for review. This video covers a wide spectrum but reiterates the management at the Tackle & Ruck. It also touches on the “clear and obvious” calls, Foul Play, Obstruction and Scrum Wheeling.
Also, last week our post prompted some great discussion about Red Cards. It is a mandate that any Dangerous Tackle/Dump Tackle (tip tackle) should be dealt with harshly. With any dangerous tackles or foul play, start with a RED in your head and make a decision based on an objective assessment (as per Law 10.4(e)) of the overall circumstances of the tackle. We urge you to review the most recent Law Guidelines and/or Memorandums from the IRB on these decisions:
January 2011- IRB Memo: Dangerous Tackles (High Tackles)
August 2011 – IRB Memo: Dangerous Tackles and Dangerous Grasping of the Neck and/or Head
You may notice that these guidelines do not call for a RED or YELLOW for this or that, it is up to us as referees to know the 10.4 law and make an objective assessment (as per Law 10.4(e)) of the overall circumstances of the tackle.