The TRU Board has approved an updated forfeit policy. We’re posting it here for clubs to review and it will soon be reflected in the TRU Operating Policies. The RRRC Competitions Committee has also reviewed this new policy and approved.
TRU Forfeit Policy
This policy does not make any intention to supersede or replace the current RRRC competitions policy or how it handles a forfeit. In the eyes of the RRRC a forfeit is a forfeit whether it’s a played game or a no show. The TRU understands that forfeits happen but we do encourage teams to do everything in their power to ensure matches are played.
If a team believes they will not be able to fulfill a match they are required to notify the TRU (Wendy Young, the assigned referee, referee scheduler (Scott Green) and their opponents by Wednesday at 5pm. If notifications are not sent or don’t include the right individuals than the below fees can be assessed:
NON PLAYED FORFEITS
- 1st offense: $150 plus referee costs; $150 to club, rest goes to cover referee fees
- 2nd offense: $300 plus referee costs; $200 to opponent, rest goes to cover referee fees
Further infractions will be sent to TRU Disciplinary Committee or RRRC Competitions as appropriate.
For a match to be considered a played forfeit it must include at least 10 players a side and at least 60 minutes of rugby. This could include guest players from other teams but they must be of age for senior rugby and CIPP’d.
The above notification policy is required for a played forfeit as well, notifications must be sent by Wednesday at 5pm. Upon notification of a played forfeit, referees will be provided as available.
- 1st offense is written warning
- 2nd offense team President must be present at next TRU board call to explain how his or her team will remedy situation
- 3rd offense is $150 plus referee costs; $150 to club, rest goes to cover referee fees
Further infractions shall be sent to TRU Disciplinary Committee or RRRC Competitions Committee as appropriate.
*The RRRC may institute further non-monetary sanctions as per their competitions structure allows for forfeits.