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Question Number: 27980

Law 5 - The Referee 11/7/2013

RE: Adult

eve of brunswick, Australia asks...

The following items summarise your powers and duties as a referee. However we got a bit carried away and included some items that are not in the Laws. Your task is to check Law 5 (and possibly other relevant Laws) to discover which items are part of your powers and duties and which are not.
a) Show the Red card to team officials in the Technical Area guilty of abuse
b) Ensure that no unauthorised person enters the field of play
c) Act as timekeeper
d) Refuse to allow a player to play as you know the player is suspended
e)Ignore a foul committed by a player who is just getting his own back
f)Stop the match to allow treatment of a player you believe to be slightly injured
g)Take disciplinary action against players guilty of cautionable or send off offences

ive tried the most obvious ones a,b,c,d,g
but it wont give me a correct answer

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Eve
The reason it will not give a correct answer is that you are inputting incorrect information.
A, D, E and F are not part of the powers and duties of a referee.
B, C, G are part of the Referee's duties

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Answer provided by Referee Gary Voshol

A - Cards are not shown to non-players. Team officials may have their behavior reported, or may be dismissed, but without showing a card.

D - Player eligibility is up to the league, not the ref.

E - Fouls cannot be ignored. Retaliation especially needs to be addressed, with a stern talking-to or a caution.

F - Play is only stopped for severe injuries.

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