Section C2: Obligations of persons subject to the Operational Rules
PERSONS SUBJECT TO THE OPERATIONAL RULES: ACCEPTANCE OF OPERATIONAL RULES
C2:1 Each Person Subject to the Operational Rules agrees (and is deemed by participation in the Game and/or completion of an RFL Registration Form) to be bound by the Operational Rules, the Rules and Regulations of any body of which the RFL is a member, the terms of any agreement entered into by the RFL and the Laws of the Game and accept the jurisdiction of the RFL. The Laws of the Game and the Operational Rules will be published on the RFL website. All Persons Subject to the Operational Rules are deemed to have read and accepted the Rules as a condition of their participation in the Game. For the avoidance of doubt, where applicable, all provisions of this Section C2 apply equally to Clubs (who are Persons Subject to the Operational Rules)
C2:2 Twelve months after a Player is declared a Free Agent under the Operational Rules he shall no longer be bound by the Operational Rules provided that he has not completed another Official Registration Form. Each Player agrees to be bound by the Operational Rules until that date.
C2:3 Each Person Subject to the Operational Rules agrees to be bound by and observe all codes of conduct, regulations, rules and policies published by the RFL from to time including, but not limited to:
- the Anti-Doping Regulations;
- the Welfare Policy;
- the Safeguarding Policy;
- the Betting and Related Activity Code of Conduct;
- the Respect Policy;
- the Equity Statement;
- the Social and Non-Prescribed Prescription Drug Policy;
- the Medical Standards;
- the Blood Borne Diseases Regulations;
- the Super League, Championship and League 1 Codes of Conduct;
- the Disabled Spectators Code of Conduct;
- the Overseas Travel Code of Conduct.
NO PROVISION OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
No Person subject to the Operational Rules shall provide to any other person any confidential information or any information which is not in the public domain, which that Person obtained in his or her capacity as an official or employee of a Club or otherwise save in the proper performance of that Person's duties.
No Person subject to these Operational Rules shall offer or receive a bonus or any form of inducement to or from another Club or the players of any other Club or from any other person whatsoever (including (but not by way of limitation) payments, gifts, payments in kind, free or discounted tickets or any other forms of inducement) whether directly or indirectly and by whatever means to win, lose or draw a Match or to play or not to play in a Match or to alter or influence their decisions in or in relation to a Match.
C2:6 In addition to complying with his / her obligations under the Anti-Doping Regulations, each Person subject to the Operational Rules shall at all times comply with any rules, regulations, statutes or any other rules relating to drugs which have the force of law in the country in which the player is resident either permanently or temporarily and in particular shall not use, administer, trade, traffic, distribute or sell any substance controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 or any substance which is illegal in the country in which the player is resident either permanently or temporarily.
C2:7 Each Person subject to the Operational Rules shall ensure that they do not engage in any Unacceptable Behaviour or Language. The Compliance Manager and the Operational Rules Tribunal shall apply Zero Tolerance when dealing with cases of Unacceptable Behaviour.
CRITICISM OF MATCH OFFICIALS / OPERATIONAL RULES TRIBUNAL AND MATCH REVIEW PANEL MEMBERS
C2:8 No Person subject to these Operational Rules shall make any public statement (written or oral) or cause to be published or post online material or content which contains criticism of the character of a Match Official or criticism of the manner in which a Match Official has officiated at a Match (whether a Match in which the Club or Player has taken part, or of any other game under the control of the RFL).
C2:9 No Person subject to these Operational Rules shall make any public statement (written or oral) or cause to be published or post online material or content with contains criticism of the character of an Operational Rules Tribunal or Match Review Panel Member (in that capacity) or criticism of the manner in which the Operational Rules Tribunal or Match Review Panel Member has heard or decided any disciplinary matter.