Play the Ball Ruling

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Subject: Play the Ball


Morning all,


As spoken about in yesterday meeting, I can inform you that the Play the Ball in relation to the player in possession will revert back to the international rule of a full penalty that you can gain territory from/points etc.  


Not as it applied in the Pre-Season


Understand it is my expectation that we remain vigilant in this area. I do not want to throw away all the good work that you and clubs have done.


So if there is an incident that requires penalising – blow the penalty.


If you are asked all club coaches have been informed of this decision.  


If you have any concerns please contact me.  


Go well & enjoy the weekend




Tony Archer

General Manager - Officiating


  M +61 417 278 592



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