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Role definitions

Within your role of Match Commissioner, you will come into contact with many other individuals involved in the process of staging the match. First let’s look at some role titles along with their commonly-used abbreviations.

Abbreviation
Role title
ADC

Anti-Doping Commissioner

AO

Appeal Officer

CC

Citing Commissioner

CPVM

Commercial Programme Venue Manager

DCO

Doping Control Officer

DDO

Disciplinary Designated Officer

JO

Judicial Officer

LO

Liaison Officer

MDD

Match Day Doctor

MM

Match Manager

MOs

Match Officials

MPO

Match Press Officer

RNS

Rugby News Services

TC

Tournament Commission

TCC

Tournament Coordination Committee

TM

Team Manager

TMO

Television Match Official

VM

Venue Manager

VBM

Venue Broadcast Manager