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crossref
03-01-19, 18:01
OK - a more careful read than I seem to have done yesterday.
Quite a few changes in the text (highlighted) - all of them improvements


2018 / 10.4.c
10.4. An offside player may be penalised, if that player:
a. Interferes with play; or
b. Moves forwards towards the ball; or
c. Was in front of a team-mate who kicked the ball and fails to retire immediately to
an imaginary line across the field 10 metres on that player’s side from where the
ball is caught or lands, even if it hits a goal post or crossbar first. If this involves
more than one player, then the player closest to where the ball lands or is caught is
the one penalised. This is known as the 10-metre law and still applies if the ball
touches or is played by an opponent but not when the kick is charged down.

2019 / 10.4.c
10.4 An offside player may be penalised, if that player :
a. Interferes with play; or
b. Moves forwards towards the ball; or
c. Was in front of a team-mate who kicked the ball and fails to retire immediately
behind an onside team-mate or an imaginary line across the field 10 metres on
that player’s side from where the ball is caught or lands, even if it hits a goal post
or crossbar first. If this involves more than one player, then the player closest to
where the ball lands or is caught is the one penalised. This is known as the 10-
metre law and still applies if the ball touches or is played by an opponent but not
when the kick is charged down.

I think this makes no difference, it just emphasises that a retiring player can be put onside by a team mate. NB- if you are already behind the imaginary 10m line you don't need to retire


2018
10.6 Other than under Law 10.4c, an offside player can be put onside when:
a. That player:
i. Moves behind a team-mate who last played the ball; or
ii. Moves behind a team-mate who is onside.
b. An onside team-mate of that player moves past the offside player and is within or
has re-entered the playing area.
c. An opponent of that player:
i. Carries the ball five metres; or
ii. Passes the ball; or
iii. Kicks the ball; or
iv. Intentionally touches the ball without gaining possession of it.

10.7. A player offside under Law 10.4c cannot be put onside by any action of an opponent,
apart from a charge down.

2019
10.6 Any offside player can be put onside when that player :
a. Moves behind a team-mate who last played the ball; or
b. Moves behind a team-mate who is onside.

10.7. Other than under Law 10.4c, an offside player can be put onside when :
a. An onside team-mate of that player moves past the offside player and is within or
has re-entered the playing area.
b. An opponent of that player :
i. Carries the ball five metres; or
ii. Passes the ball; or
iii. Kicks the ball; or
iv. Intentionally touches the ball without gaining possession of it.

10.8. A player offside under Law 10.4c cannot be put onside by any action of an opponent,
apart from a charge down.

Note the re-numbering

This is a better and a least a little clearer -- under the 10m Law you can be put onside by a team mate (as long as you are retiring)

ChrisR
03-01-19, 20:01
Sooooo much to do and soooooo little done.

Sad.