USA RUGBY DIRECTIVE
Verbal abuse by team coaches, team staff or team substitutes directed at match officials or players should not be tolerated and the following process should be followed:
- The referee will ask the identified person to refrain from their behavior.
- On the second occasion the referee will EJECT the person from the grounds.
- Zero tolerance approach should be applied and if the person refuses to leave the referee should request that team’s captain to assist.
- Failing compliance the referee may abandon the match.
NOTE: The referee must restart the game according to the latest stoppage and must NOT award a penalty due to the sideline behavior