UPDATE 11/19/2019: Along with the below technical zone policy, there are strict guidelines around referee abuse, read more: http://texasrugbyunion.com/2019/11/15/referee-abuse-proposal/.
This proposal is in effect as of the 2017-2018 Competitive Cycle, and we urge everyone to review. Technical zones are now required in addition to all other normal field policies.
All coaches, players, medics, etc., will remain behind the ropes and in their technical zone. Effectively the entire technical zone will now be behind ropes where the “team bench” was previously. Individuals (including coaches) are no longer permitted to stand in front of the ropes.
Please see the updated technical diagram below for further clarification:
The Technical zone (TZ) is defined as space in front of the rope/barrier between the 10m line and 22m line. The technical zone will consist of three separate areas: a Team 1 box, an administrative area and a Team 2 box. These technical zones will be painted/roped/coned on the field along with the field of play markings by the home team.