New Sanctions for offences against match officials

The NLD RFU to committed to upholding Rugby Union’s core values and tackling abuse and other offences against match officials. On 29 July 2019 the NLD Board approved new rules for sentencing players for disciplinary offences against match officials contrary Law 9.28.


With immediate effect and for the duration of the 2019-20 season, all participants found to have committed an offence under Law 9.28 will automatically have an additional 2 weeks added to their period of suspension.


All clubs in the NLD were informed of this decision earlier in the year.