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All areas of the tackle law need to be strictly enforced. Referees are to reward positive play and ensure a fair contest for possession.

TACKLER (S)

  • Must roll away immediately and referees should be aware of those players who roll into the pathway of attacking players
  • Assist tacklers who do not go to ground must release the tackled player prior to attempting to win the ball and enter through gate, see video
  • Tacklers who go to ground need to be identified and allowed to play the ball immediately but need to be on their feet

Assist tacklers who do not go to ground must release the tackled player prior to attempting to win the ball and enter through gate

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All areas of the tackle law need to be strictly enforced.
Referees are to reward positive play and ensure a fair contest for possession.

TACKLER (S)

  • A trend has developed where tacklers who go to ground regain their feet but do not go for the ball and intentionally hold or clear out defending players. They therefore obstruct & prevent a contest.
    Referees are asked to be vigilant in this area of the game (SEE CLIP 2)
  • Tacklers who go to ground regain their feet but do not go for the ball immediately can become offside as the ruck forms behind them i.e “beaten by the ruck” and therefore cannot play the ball legally

CLIP 2. A trend has developed where tacklers who go to ground regain their feet but do not go for the ball and intentionally hold or clear out defending players. They therefore obstruct & prevent a contest.(Need to assume in Clip that 7 Yellow is a tackler & goes to ground on one knee prior to getting back to feet)

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All areas of the tackle law need to be strictly enforced. Referees are to reward positive play and ensure a fair contest for possession.

TACKLED PLAYER(S)

  • Must release the ball after being tackled

ARRIVING PLAYER (S)

  • Must enter through the gate (both the attackers and the defenders) SEE CLIP 3
  • Must remain on their feet when attempting to win ball
  • Players going off their feet unintentionally must immediately roll away
  • Players deliberately going to ground must be penalised SEE CLIP 4

Clip 3 - Must enter through the gate (both the attackers and the defenders)
(Need to increase awareness for attacking players entering from side)

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CLIP 4. ARRIVING PLAYER (S)

  • Players deliberately going to ground must be penalised(Need to increase awareness for attacking players deliberately going to ground to seal off and protect possession)

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All areas of the tackle law need to be strictly enforced. Referees are to reward positive play and ensure a fair contest for possession.

TACKLE DEVELOPED INTO MAUL

  • If at tackle situation a clear and obvious maul develops the referee shall referee this phase accordingly
  • It is an offence to deliberately collapse the maul
  • A turnover scrum should be awarded If the maul goes to ground with the ball not immediately available and if the referee is undecided regarding which team caused it to go to ground SEE CLIP 5
  • A turnover scrum should be awarded If the maul goes to ground with the ball not immediately available and if the referee is undecided regarding which team caused it to go to ground
  • (Suggest using term ‘failed maul’ in decision explanation)

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