Under SCRFU rules, a red card is an automatic, administrative two scheduled match/15 day suspension (whichever is longer) from participation in ALL rugby worldwide. Two yellow cards for dangerous or violent play in the same competitive season carries the same penalty as a red card. As the Referee on the pitch is the sole judge of law and fact on the pitch, there is no appeal from a red or yellow card; however, under certain circumstances, an offender may be referred to the SCRFU Disciplinary committee for consideration of additional sanctions.
Exception to Mandatory Suspension: If a player receives a red card in a match for repeat technical violations (e.g. offsides; hands-in ruck) that are neither violent nor dangerous, then the red card shall not result in a mandatory two week suspension. However, if any of the offenses that gave rise to the red card included a yellow card for a violent or dangerous nature, then the red card still carries with it the mandatory two scheduled match/15 day suspension.
Referees must notify the SCRFU Disciplinary Chair of the issuance of a red or yellow card no later than noon two days after the match, which is normally the next Tuesday by entering the incident report into the online management system.
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