C3 Competencies

A C3 referee is still learning the game and in a given match may have problems with any aspect of the game.

TACKLE

  • Observed trampling of players
  • Protected safety of players on the ground

ADVANTAGE

  • Did not return play to the original infringement after territorial advantage had been gained.

RUCK/MAUL

  • Correctly managed static mauls (including mauls moving laterally).
  • Awarded scrum put-in to the correct side when the ball became unplayable.

RESTART KICKS & OPEN PLAY

  • Observed restart kicks (i.e. penalty kicks, free kicks, kickoffs, dropouts) that were taken incorrectly (method and place).
  • Observed offside kicking-team players at restart kicks.

SCRUM

  • Awarded scrum at the correct position.
  • Observed and ensured fair competition for the ball.

LINEOUT

  • Awarded the lineouts at the correct place.
  • Established and maintained a one-meter gap until the ball was thrown in.

CONTROL

  • Observed dangerous tackles (e.g. high or no-wrap).
  • Behaved professionally both on and off the playing enclosure.

COMMUNICATION

  • Whistle tone was distinctive according to decision.
  • Primary signal (penalty kick, free kick, or scrum) was clear and given simultaneously with whistle.