Competencies

Replacements and substitutions

  • Establishes positive relationships with the relevant team manager or the person administering the replacements and substitutions for a team
  • Receives the replacement/substitution cards from the team manager and checks that it has been fully completed and confirms whether the change is a replacement for injury or a tactical substitution
  • Involves the match doctor where one is present if matters cannot be resolved
  • Communicates with the match referee that a player is being replaced or substituted and receives acknowledgement from the referee that this may occur
  • Ensures that players exiting or entering the field of play do so from the halfway line
  • In Fifteens, utilises the signal boards for the benefit of spectators
  • Ensures that a player entering the field of play does not do so until a substituted player starts moving and is clearly identified
  • Maintains records of replacements and substitutions to ensure compliance with Law
  • Reports any actions contrary to Law or the TZ protocol to the Match Referee
  • After the match, reports any acts of misconduct to the referee/match commissioner/match director as appropriate
  • Ensures that replacements/substitutes warm-up in the correct in-goal area and do so without balls or equipment (save when there are additional warm-up areas when balls and equipment may be used).

Ensure that replacements/substitutes warm-up in the correct in-goal area

Management of temporary suspensions

  • Ensures that the suspended player sits in the position assigned
  • Communicates with the match referee that a suspended player is returning to the field of play and waits for the signal from the referee
  • Maintains a record of the temporary suspensions.

Ensure that sin-binned players remain seated in an assigned position

Management of personnel in the TZ

Keep an eye on the movements of water carriers

  • Establishes positive relationships with the permitted TZ personnel
  • Ensures that the water carriers remain in the TZ save for when they are permitted on the field of play
  • Ensures that medical personnel roam on the permitted sides of the pitch in accordance with the protocol
  • Ensures that water is provided to players in accordance with the TZ protocol
  • Ensures personnel not permitted in the TZ do not enter
  • Manages any breaches of the protocol. If breaches continue reports the matters to the match referee
  • After the match, reports any acts of misconduct to the referee/match 
commissioner/match director as appropriate.

Scoring

  • Keeps manual score of the match in a time line format
  • Keeps record of actual scorers (team, number)
  • Files scores and scorers with tournament office.

Time keeping

  • Keeps actual time
  • Keeps playing time
  • Keeps time (actual time) in regard to temporary replacements for blood
  • Keeps time (playing time) in regard to temporary suspended players
  • Communicates time with referee if agreed.