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What is Inside Information?

In short, Inside Information is any non-public information relating to Rugby which you are aware of due to your involvement in the Game.

Depending on your role in the Game, you may have access to different types of Inside Information.

Players, coaches and other people involved with teams

If you are a player, coach, team doctor/physiotherapist, analyst or someone else involved with a team, the Inside Information you acquire could include: tactics, strategies, team selections, intended substitutions, team injuries, form, who is kicking off, winner of the toss, pitch/weather conditions (for example, before the public are in the stadium), citings and suspensions, detailed video analysis information and statistics not available to the public, etc. until/unless such information becomes public knowledge.

Match officials and other people involved in officiating

If you are a match official or someone involved with the match officials such as a performance reviewer or selector, the Inside Information you acquire could include: referee appointments, who is kicking off, winner of the toss, pitch/weather conditions (for example, before the public are in the stadium), how the match will be refereed, citings and suspensions, detailed video analysis information and statistics not available to the public, etc. until/unless such information becomes public knowledge.

People involved in Rugby administration

If you are an administrator or volunteer in a Union, Association or Club, for example, the Inside Information you have could include: coaching and captaincy appointments, fixture scheduling information, team selections, referee appointments, tactics, strategies, team selections, intended substitutions, team injuries, form, pitch/weather conditions (for example, before the public are in the stadium), citings and suspensions, etc. until such information becomes public knowledge.

People associated with others involved in the Game

If you are a family member, friend or associate of any of the above people you could also become privy to this Inside Information through your connection to that person.

Having Inside Information is inevitable as part of every role in the Game and does not breach the Regulations in itself. It is how you treat that information that is important.

The full definition of Inside Information can be seen by clicking or tapping here.