BYE-LAW 13.          OTHER COMMITTEES

13.1           Establishment of Other Committees

13.1.1        Subject to the transitional provisions set out in Bye-Law 16, at its first opportunity following the Effective Date, the Executive Committee and/or Standing Committees with the approval of the Executive Committee will establish Other Committees from time to time which will include:

(i)      The Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee;

(ii)     The Anti-Doping Advisory Committee;

(iii)    The Rugby Athlete’s Commission;

(iv)    The Budget Advisory Committee; and

(v)     The Laws Clarification Group.

                   The Other Committees shall have such remit and terms of reference as set out in this Bye-Law 13 or as otherwise approved by the Executive Committee. The Other Committees shall meet with such frequency as approved by the relevant Committee to whom they report.

13.2           Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee

13.2.1        Following a recommendation from the Nominations Committee after consultation with the Chairman of the Rugby Committee, the Rugby Committee shall appoint the members of the Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee including a Chairman who shall be a Representative who is also a member of the Rugby Committee. Such appointments shall be confirmed annually

13.2.2        The Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee shall report to the Rugby Committee and is responsible for the supervision of, and recommendations in relation to, the women’s rugby strategy as formulated by the Rugby Committee.

13.3           Anti-Doping Advisory Committee

13.3.1        Following a recommendation from the Nominations Committee after consultation with the Chairman of the Regulations Committee, the Regulations Committee shall appoint the members of the Anti-Doping Advisory Committee including a Chairman who shall be a Representative who is also a member of the Regulations Committee. Such appointments shall be confirmed annually. 

13.3.2        The Anti-Doping Advisory Committee shall report to the Regulations Committee.

13.4           Rugby Athlete’s Commission

13.4.1        The Rugby Committee shall appoint the members of the Rugby Athlete’s Commission in accordance with the composition confirmed by Council including a Chairman who shall be a Representative, who is also a member of the Rugby Committee. Such appointments shall be confirmed annually. 

13.4.2        The Athlete’s Commission shall report to the Rugby Committee.

13.5           Budget Advisory Committee

13.5.1        The Executive Committee shall appoint the members of the Budget Advisory Committee including a Chairman who shall be a Representative. 

13.5.2        The Budget Advisory Committee shall report to the Executive Committee.

13.6           Laws Clarification Group

13.6.1        The Rugby Committee shall appoint the members of the Laws Clarification Group including a Chairman who shall be a Representative who is also a member of Rugby Committee. Such appointments shall be confirmed annually.

13.6.2        The Laws Clarification Group shall report to the Rugby Committee.