Code of Conduct, SafePlay Code & Laws of the Game
MINI AND MOD LAWS OF THE GAME (Download)
2015 Edition. Rugby League Laws of Mini League (ages 4-8) and Mod League (ages 9-12). Updated 23/02/2015.
INTERNATIONAL LAWS OF THE GAME (Download)
2015 Edition. Rugby League Laws of the Game for 13 years and above. Updated 23/02/2015.
NATIONAL SAFEPLAY CODE (Download)
The Safeplay Code was developed to emphasise safety and good conduct within the game of Rugby League by creating the best possible on-field environment and actively controlling undesirable actions. It applies to all players up to and including the Under 15 years age group.
NATIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT (Download)
The Rugby League Code of Conduct provides all participants – players, parents, coaches, referees, spectators and officials – with some simple rules that assist in delivering a safe and positive environment to everyone involved in the game.
RISK MANAGEMENT FOR COACHES & OFFICIALS (Download)
Thousands of Australians participate in Rugby League at various levels on a regular basis. Activities range from the purely amateur recreational level to high profile professional Rugby League. No matter where on the scale an individual is placed, they may be exposed to risks that have the potential to cause physical, financial or legal disaster. Therefore the effective management of risk is an important requirement of everyone involved in Rugby League.
TOUGH LOVE IN LEAGUE (Article - Download)
Tough Love is Automatic send off’s for punching, Zero tolerance of fighting, Abandoning games for Melee’s, Minimum suspensions for violence, Stamping out abuse of match officials. Be FAIR, Beware, Bewarned. The NSW Junior Leagues will crack down on violence in the Grassroots game. Leagues have agreed to the “Tough Love in League” regulations. The program has the endorsement of the NSW Rugby League, and is documented in this brochure. No longer will a minority ruin the Rugby League experience for the vast majority.
MEDIBANK SURVEY (Download)
According to Medibank Surveys it's revealed that Rugby League isn't the most dangerous sport to play with AFL, Soccer, Netball, Cricket and Running rating as more injury-prone sports. Consistent surveys prove that Junior Rugby League with the SafePlay Code in practice is one of the safest Junior Sports for people to play.
MODIFIED GAMES REVIEW (Download)
The NRL and State Leagues have agreed to a series of changes to the Modified Games in 2015, following the ‘Participation Pathways Review’ commenced in 2009. The last time a comprehensive review of the junior game was completed was in 1982, 32 years ago, so the review was instigated to evaluate modified games by taking into account modern scientific principles and issues raised by key stakeholders, from the grassroots volunteer to the elite coach.