Contents

1. INTRODUCTION 7 2. CHANGES TO MECHANICS 11 3. RULES APPLICATION 14 4. PRE-GAME CHECKLISTS 30 5. GENERAL PRINCIPLES 32 6. AXIOMS OF OFFICIATING 47 7. PRE-GAME CONFERENCE 51 8. BEFORE THE KICKOFF 54 9. REFEREE AND CENTRE JUDGE 60 10. UMPIRE 75 11. LINESMAN AND LINE JUDGE (4/5/6C-MAN CREW) 88 12. BACK JUDGE (5/6C-MAN CREW) 107 13. LINESMAN AND LINE JUDGE (6D/7/8-MAN CREW) 119 14. FIELD JUDGE AND SIDE JUDGE (6D/7/8-MAN CREW) 136 15. BACK JUDGE (7/8-MAN CREW) 151 16. PASS PLAY COVERAGE 163 17. TIMEOUTS 171 18. MEASUREMENTS 173 19. CALLING FOULS 175 20. TIMING AND THE END OF PERIODS 181 21. USE OF BEAN BAGS 184 22. CHAIN CREW AND BALL PERSONS 186 23. MECHANICS FOR 3-MAN CREWS 190 24. VIDEO REVIEW 192 25. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS 196 26. AREAS OF COVERAGE 199 Basic free kick areas of responsibility 200 Basic scrimmage down areas of responsibility 205 Basic goal line responsibilities 210 Basic punt responsibilities 211 Basic field goal or try attempt responsibilities 213 27. SUPPLEMENTARY SIGNALS 216 28. PENALTY CODES 219 29. INDEX 223


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