Open Consultations

Player Payment Regulations 2020/21

Scottish Rugby is consulting in respect of the player payment regulations to be used from the start of season 2020/21. These regulations will replace current SDR 4.1, Player Status and Player Contracts. The current Regulation can be viewed here.

Background

The revision of SDR 4.1 arises out of a report of the Council's Standing Committee on Governance, which recommended that with effect from Season 2020/21:

  • There should be a general prohibition on clubs being able to pay or provide Material Benefits to any player. The only exceptions to this prohibition will be in respect of Edinburgh Rugby / Glasgow Warriors, the Super 6 teams and the Premiership;
  • Player/Coaches will be permitted, but within limits and with no payment for the "playing" aspect of the role; and
  • Certain incidental expenses will be permitted, but again within strict limits.

The full recommendations of the Standing Committee on Governance are available below.

- Governance Report : Player Payment Recommendation

Consultation Documents

Comments and proposals are invited in respect of the revised draft of SDR 4.1, Player Contracts and Player Payments. Proposals should be based on the Discussion Draft below. A set of Frequently Asked Questions is also provided:

In their consultation response, respondees are asked to:

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

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

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

Comments on the draft Regulation SDR 4.1 should be submitted to Scottish Rugby's Head of Regulation, Graham Ireland (E: [email protected]) by 20 March 2020.

National Competition Rules 2020/21

Comments and proposals are invited in respect of the adult rugby National Competition Rules to be used from the start of season 2020/21. These Rules will replace the current competition rules (which can be viewed here ). Proposals should be based on the Discussion Draft below:

In their consultation response respondees are asked to:

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

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

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

All responses should be submitted to Scottish Rugby's Head of Regulation, Graham Ireland (E: [email protected] ) by 22 March 2020.

Schools and Youth National Competition Rules 2020/21

Scottish Rugby will shortly commence the consultation process in respect of the Schools and Youth National Competition Rules to be used from the start of season 2020/21. These Rules will replace the current S&Y NCRs (which can be viewed here).

If you have any views as to changes which you would like to see considered in the Schools and Youth National Competition Rules for 2020/21, these should be submitted to Scottish Rugby's Head of Regulation, Graham Ireland (E: [email protected] ).

SDR 22 : Artificial Rugby Turf

Comments and proposals are invited in respect of an updated version of SDR 22 : Artificial Rugby Turf. The updated version will replace the current version of SDR 22 (which can be viewed here ). No material changes are being proposed at this time, but the document has been reformatted into the current format used by Scottish Rugby.

Proposals should be based on the Draft version of SDR 22 below:

In their consultation response respondees are asked to:

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

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

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

All responses should be submitted to Scottish Rugby's Head of Regulation, Graham Ireland (E: [email protected] ) by 3 April 2020.

Consultations During 2020

The following consultations are now closed:

  • Disciplinary Rules 2020/21 (Stages 1 and 2)


Consultations during 2019

The following consultations were undertaken during 2019:

  • Women's Cup Competition Regulations 2020 (Stages 1, 2 and Final Draft)
  • Disciplinary Rules (Recognition of sanctions from other sports)
  • SDR 21.1 Anti-Doping (Reformatted Policy and Regulation)
  • Online Season Structure Consultation;
  • Transgender Policy : Non-Binary Players (Stage 1);
  • SDR 6 : Betting and Anti-Corruption (Stages 1, 2 and Final Draft);
  • Super 6 Tournament Rules (Final Draft);
  • Disciplinary Rules 2019/20 (Stages 1, 2 and 3)
  • Adult National Competition Rules 2019/20 (Stages 1, 2 , 3 and Final Draft);
  • Schools & Youth Rugby Competition Rules 2019/20 (Stages 1, 2, 3A and 3B, and Final Draft)
  • Women's League Competition Regulations 2019; and
  • Women's Cup Competition Regulations 2019.

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