Open Consultations

Schools & Youth National Competition Rules : Season 2022/23 (Stage 3)

Comments and proposals are invited in respect of the Schools & Youth National Competition Rules (Schools & Youth NCRs) to be used in Season 2022-23. The updated NCRs will replace the current version which can be viewed here.

Consultation responses should be based on the draft below. Tracking from the current rules has been provided.

In their consultation response respondees are asked to:

- Provide details of any change(s) being proposed (including draft wording where appropriate);

- Indicate the reason(s) why the change is being proposed; and

- Provide the name, contact details and capacity within the game of the person proposing the change.

Responses should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 25th May 2022.

Note: Scottish Rugby is consulting separately with relevant parties in respect of its age-grade competition structures. Potential changes to the competition structure have not been included in the above draft.

SDR 5 : Agents and Approved Intermediaries (Stage 1)

World Rugby is currently in the process of reviewing WR Regulation 5 (Agents). In recognition of this, Scottish Rugby is now inviting comments / proposals in respect of the development of a new Scottish Domestic Regulation, SDR 5 (Agents and Approved Intermediaries).

Consultation responses should be based on the principles contained within WR Regulation 5. Respondeees may also wish to refer to the domestic regulations operated by other Unions (such as RFU Regulation 8). In their response consultees are asked to:

- Provide details and supporting information as to any proposal they are putting forward (including providing draft wording where appropriate);

- Indicate the reason(s) as to why each matter is being proposed; and

- Provide the name, contact details and capacity within the game of the person proposing the change.

Responses should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Friday 29th April 2022. [THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED. STAGE 2 WILL OPEN SHORTLY]

National Competition Rules : Season 2022/23 (Stage 2)

Comments and proposals are invited in respect of the National Competition Rules (NCRs) to be used in Season 2022-23. The updated NCRs will replace the current version which can be viewed here.

Consultation responses should be based on the draft below. Tracking from the current Rules has been provided:

In their consultation response respondees are asked to:

- Provide details of any change(s) being proposed (including draft wording where appropriate);

- Indicate the reason(s) why the change is being proposed; and

- Provide the name, contact details and capacity within the game of the person proposing the change.

Responses should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Friday 21st April 2022. [THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED. STAGE 3 WILL OPEN SHORTLY]

Note: Scottish Rugby is consulting separately with relevant parties in respect of its future competition structures. Any potential consequential amendments required to the NCRs have not been included in the above draft.

Disciplinary Rules : Season 2022/23 (Final)

Scottish Rugby would like to thank all those who contributed comments / proposals in respect of the recent consultation on the Scottish Rugby Disciplinary Rules to be used in Season 2022-23. The updated Disciplinary Rules will replace the current version (which can be viewed here). Further information on Scottish Rugby's disciplinary processes is available from Scottish Rugby's website here.

Further to the Consultation Process, a final draft of the 2022/23 Disciplinary Rules is provided below. Tracking from the 2021/22 is also provided:

Notes

1. Three rounds of open consultation were undertaken in respect of the 2022/23 Disciplinary Rules.

2. In Stage 2, Scottish Rugby sought specific input on the potential use of World Rugby's age grade sanction process / sanctions table (and suggestions as to the possible types of 'off-field sanction which might be applied in a club context if adopted). No consultation input was received in respect of this area and hence it was not taken forward to Stage 3. The matter will, however, continue to be kept under review.

3. The consultation is now closed.

SDR 22 : Artificial Rugby Turf (Stage 3)

Scottish Domestic Regulations are reviewed at least every second year and comments/proposals are currently being invited in respect of Scottish Domestic Regulation 22 (Artificial Rugby Turf). The updated version of the SDR will replace the current version of the Policy which can be viewed here. Further information of Artificial Rugby Turf is available from Scottish Rugby's website here.

No major changes are being proposed to SDR 22 at the present time, though we have sought to clarify a number of areas as a result of feedback received during Stage 2 of the consultation.

Consultation responses should be based on the updated version of SDR 22 below:

In their consultation response respondees are asked to:

- Provide details of any change(s) being proposed (including draft wording where appropriate);

- Indicate the reason(s) why the change is being proposed; and

- Provide the name, contact details and capacity within the game of the person proposing the change.

Responses should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 30th March 2022. [THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.]

The following Consultations are now closed:

Consultations During 2022

The following consultations have been undertaken during 2022:

  • Schools & Youth NCRs 2022-23 (Stages 1 and 2)
  • National Competition Rules 2022-23 (Stage 1)
  • Disciplinary Rules 2022-23 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 22 : Artificial Rugby Turf (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • Women's Cup Competition Regulations 2022 (Stages 2 and 3)

Consultations During 2021

The following consultations have been undertaken during 2021:

  • Disciplinary Rules : Reg. 17 changes for 2022 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 21.1 Anti-Doping (UKAD Assurance requirements) (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • National Competition Rules 2021-22 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • Schools & Youth National Competition Rules 2021-22 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • Super6 Tournament Rules 2021 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 10.1 : Concussion (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 21.2 : Illicit Drugs (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 10.4 : Pregnancy and Rugby (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 4.1 : Player Contracts and Payments (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • Disciplinary Rules and Code of Conduct for the Game 2021/22 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR6 : Betting and Anti-Corruption (Sages 1, 2 and 3)
  • SDR 21.1 Anti-Doping (Alignment with updated WR Reg. 21 & UKAD Rules)

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