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kicking the ball in a ruck

Kicking the Ball in a Ruck

KICKING THE BALL IN A RUCK: If a player is part of the ruck he may attempt to kick the ball: If he makes contact with a player on the ground which results in foul play, the sanction is a PK and possibly suspension/red card. If he kicks the ball out of the scrumhalf’s hands the sanction is a PK and possibly suspension/red card. […]

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Kicking the Ball from Player’s Hands

Clarification 7 – 2015  Union IRFU (Law Reference 15, 16, 22) Date September 9, 2015 Request We are concerned at the increasing practice of an opponent kicking the ball out of the hands of a player who has picked up the ball. This is happening mainly when the ball is won at the breakdown/tackle/ruck and has been picked […]

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USA 7s rugby referee video

2015 Rugby 7s Referee Focus Areas

Rugby 7s evolves quickly.  As referees, we should be students of the game and change our tactics to maintain balance in the game. The attached video and notes were published by USA’s rugby referee manager. Please use the comments for questions or discussion. Running lines/Positioning: 45º at the breakdown – not square on or flat […]

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