Table of Offences

Offences by players against other players or any other person

(Also applies for offences after having been sent from the field)

Code

Offence

Description

Automatic Penalty

Minimum Penalty

R1 Serious Foul Play Over the ball tackle 3 Games
R1 Reckless Tackle 3 Games
R1 Charging 2 Games
R1 Rugby Tackle / wrestling 2 Games
R1 Misconduct (includes dangerous play and throwing a ball at an opponent) 2 Games
R1 Grabbing Hair 3 Games
R1 Striking – Head Butt 4 Games
R1 Striking – Punch/Fighting 3 Games
R1 Violent tackle from behind 3 Games
R2 Violent Conduct Kicking 3 Games
R2 Elbowing – Head 3 Games
R2 Elbowing -Body                2 Games
R2 Striking Head Butt 3 Games
R2 Striking Punch fight 2 Games
R3 Spitting Cited or minimum penalty (1st offence) 6 Games
R4 Denying an obvious goal

scoring opportunity

Handball 1 Game
R5 Denying an obvious goal

scoring opportunity

Tripping 1 Game
R5 Holding 1 Game
R5 Impeding 1 Game
R6 Making Offensive, Insulting or Obscene Gestures or actions 3 Games
R6 Using Offensive, Insulting or Abusive language 3 Games
R7 Second Caution 1 Game

Note: The above sentences are guidelines only and the P&D Committee reserves the right to vary penalties as appropriate.

Offences by players or team officials against Match Officials

(Also applies for offences after having been sent from the field)

Code

Offence

Description

Automatic Penalty

Minimum Penalty

R20

IP

Threatening Threatening or intimidating a referee or assistant referee by word or action Cited 12 Games
R21

IP

Tripping Tripping a referee or assistant referee Cited 1 Year
R22

IP

Pushing Pushing with an open hand, shoulder or hip Cited 1 Year
R23

IP

Striking Striking the referee with the ball or other object Cited 2 years
R24

IP

Striking, kicking or elbowing Cited Life
R25

IP

Spitting     Cited 12 games
R26

 IP

Using Offensive, Insulting or Abusive language Cited or minimum penalty (1st offence) 9 Games
Continued after send-off Cited 6 Games
R26

 IP

Making Offensive, Insulting or Obscene Gestures or actions Cited or minimum penalty (1st offence) 9 Games
Continued after send-off Cited 6 Games

Other offences by players and team officials

Code

Offence

Description

Automatic Penalty

Minimum Penalty

IP Vilification Vilifying a player, team or association official or spectator Cited 12 games
IP Entering the field Team officials enter the field of play without permission Cited
R30

IP

Inciting Inciting spectators or team mates Cited to appear 12 Games
R31

IP

Attacking or fighting Attacking or fighting with players or spectators Cited to appear 1 year
R32

IP

Bring the game into disrepute Cited to appear 6 Games
R33

IP

Misleading

P & D committee

Deliberately misleading the P & D committee Cited 9 Games
R34

IP

Spitting Spitting at or onto spectators Cited to appear 6 games

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The above sentences are guidelines only and the P&D Committee reserves the right to vary penalties as appropriate.