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.

 

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