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Respect For Referees

14th November 2022 By The Editor

Respect For Referees

The following letter was issued by Munster Rugby Committee Chairperson Packie Durkan to all clubs over the weekend.

Dear players, coaches, volunteers, referees & spectators,

Munster Rugby would like to remind everyone associated with the game of the values and code of conduct that we uphold and adhere to.

Respect before, during and after matches, both on and off the pitch, has long since been an established value of the game.

We would like to acknowledge all involved with rugby within the province that uphold and demonstrate this in their actions and behaviours, thank you for playing your part.

As we have seen a small number of reports of unacceptable behaviour towards referees recently, we would remind everyone that there is zero tolerance for abuse or harassment toward referees.

We are very grateful to have a great network of referees and relationship with the Munster Association of Referees and acknowledge what they do week in, week out.

Referees are like so many other volunteers in the game. They generously give their time to help others enjoy the sport.

We are all prone to mistakes but like coaches & players everyone is doing their best. Any behaviour that does not comply with the high standards that all of us in the Munster Rugby family live by and expect, will not be tolerated.

Please see the following link to the IRFU spirit of rugby




& the following link to World Rugby Regulation 18, Misconduct and Code of Conduct



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