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World Rugby disciplinary process

Discipline is one of Rugby’s core values. Rugby’s intensely physical characteristics means that there are firm boundaries within which players must operate to ensure that the game is as safe and fair as possible.

All players on the field of play must play within the laws of the Game and foul play contrary to Law 9 is penalised by the on-field match officials. For more serious foul play, players may be required to attend a disciplinary hearing in accordance with Regulation 17.

Everyone involved in rugby is also required to adhere to World Rugby’s values and Regulations, and breaches of World Rugby’s Regulations may also result in a hearing before a World Rugby Judicial Panel.

The video below explains how the disciplinary process works.

More information on how foul play is officiated can be found here.

Disciplinary Decisions

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              30-Nov-19 Tonga Paula Ngauamo RWC 2019 Supplementary decision on sanction 7 weeks
              20-Oct-19 France Sebastien Vahaamahina RWC 2019 9.12 (striking) 6 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              14-Oct-19 Uruguay Guillermo Pujadas RWC 2019 9.27 (unsportsmanlike conduct) 6 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              14-Oct-19 Tonga Paula Ngauamo RWC 2019 9.12 (kicking) 7 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              SUPPLEMENTARY DECISION
              13-Oct-19 Ireland Bundee Aki RWC 2019 9.13 (dangerous tackle) 3 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              09-Oct-19 Canada Josh Larsen RWC 2019 9.20 (dangerous play in a ruck or maul) 3 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              05-Oct-19 Argentina Tomas Lavanini RWC 2019 9.13 (dangerous tackle) 4 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              05-Oct-19 Italy Nicola Quaglio RWC 2019 9.18 (lifting tackle) 3 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              05-Oct-19 Italy Andrea Lovotti RWC 2019 9.18 (lifting tackle) 3 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              03-Oct-19 Uruguay Facundo Gattas RWC 2019 Appeal against three-week sanction Appeal dismissed PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              01-Oct-19 Samoa Motu Matu'u RWC 2019 Appeal against three-week sanction Appeal dismissed PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              30-Sep-19 Samoa Ed Fidow RWC 2019 Red card (two yellow cards) Red card sufficient PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              29-Sep-19 Uruguay Facundo Gattas RWC 2019 9.13 (dangerous high tackle) 3 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              27-Sep-19 England Piers Francis RWC 2019 9.13 (dangerous high tackle) Citing not upheld PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              26-Sep-19 USA John Quill RWC 2019 9.13 (dangerous high tackle) 3 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              25-Sep-19 Samoa Rey Lee-Lo RWC 2019 9.13 (dangerous high tackle) 3 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              25-Sep-19 Samoa Motu Matu'u RWC 2019 9.13 (dangerous high tackle) 3 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              WRITTEN DECISION VARIATION
              25-Sep-19 Samoa Ed Fidow RWC 2019 9.12 (punching or striking) CCW CCW
              22-Sep-19 Australia Reece Hodge RWC 2019 9.13 (dangerous tackle) 3 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              22-Sep-19 Argentina Matias Moroni RWC 2019 9.27 (hair-pulling) CCW CCW
              08-Sep-19 Namibia Pieter-Jan Van Lill RWC warm-up 9.12 (Striking) 3 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION
              20-Aug-19 France Paul Gabrillagues RWC warm-up 9.2 3 weeks PRESS RELEASE
              WRITTEN DECISION

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