- The World Rugby Appointment Scheme was established by Council to permit the independent appointment by World Rugby of Disciplinary Personnel on a merit basis to designated Matches. The following are the Matches to which appointments are made under the World Rugby Appointment Scheme:
(a) All International Matches, International Tours, International Tournaments or Series of International Matches, save where World Rugby has agreed to delegate responsibility for disciplinary procedures to a Union, Association or Tournament Organiser; and
(b) Upon application, any other Match where World Rugby gives its approval for the Match to form part of the World Rugby Appointment Scheme.
- Where World Rugby makes appointments under the World Rugby Appointment Scheme reference to Host Union or Tournament Organiser appointments within the relevant Regulation should be read as references to World Rugby.