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Appendix 2 - WORLD RUGBY SANCTIONS FOR FOUL PLAY (REGULATION 17)

Note: Any act of foul play which results in contact with the head shall result in at least a mid-range entry point sanction.

9.11 Players must not do anything that is reckless or dangerous to others

Low-end: 2 weeks

Mid-range: 6 weeks

Top-end 10+ weeks

Max: 52 weeks

9.12 A player must not physically abuse anyone. Physical abuse includes, but is not limited to:
Biting

Low-end: 12 weeks

Mid-range: 18 weeks

Top-end: 24+ weeks

Max: 208 weeks

Intentional Contact with Eye(s)*

Low-end: 12 weeks

Mid-range: 18 weeks

Top-end: 24+ weeks

Max: 208 weeks

Reckless Contact with Eye(s)*

Low-end: 6 weeks

Mid-range: 12 weeks

Top-end: 18+ weeks

Max: 208 weeks

Contact with Eye area*

Low-end: 4 weeks

Mid-range: 8 weeks

Top-end: 12+ weeks

Max: 52 weeks

Punching or striking with hand or arm (including stiff-arm tackle)

Low-end: 2 weeks

Mid-range: 6 weeks

Top-end: 10+ weeks

Max: 52 weeks

Striking with the elbow

Low-end: 2 weeks

Mid-range: 6 weeks

Top-end: 10+ weeks

Max: 52 weeks

Striking with shoulder

Low-end: 2 weeks

Mid-range: 6 weeks

Top-end: 10+ weeks

Max: 52 weeks

Striking with head

Low-end: 4 weeks

Mid-range: 10 weeks

Top-end: 16+ weeks

Max: 104 weeks

Striking with knee

Low-end: 4 weeks

Mid-range: 8 weeks

Top-end: 12+ weeks

Max: 52 weeks

Stamping or Trampling

Low-end: 2 weeks

Mid-range: 6 weeks

Top-end: 12+ weeks

Max: 52 weeks

Tripping

Low-end: 2 weeks

Mid-range: 4 weeks

Top-end: 8+ weeks

Max: 52 weeks

Kicking

Low-end: 4 weeks

Mid-range: 8 weeks

Top-end: 12+ weeks

Max: 52 weeks

* - The “eye” involves all tissues including the eye lids within and covering the orbital cavity and the “eye area” is anywhere in close proximity to the eye.