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Dragging away a player trying to tackle

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Quote Originally Posted by cccref View Post
Hi everybody, this is my first message and I'd like to ask you all a simple question:

Red 7 is carrying the ball.
Blue 5 tries to tackle him but they both remain on their feet.
Red 10 runs directly against Blue 5 and drags him away, setting Red 7 free.

According to laws:
10.4 (f): Playing an opponent without the ball. Except in a scrum, ruck or maul, a player who is not in possession of the ball must not hold, push or obstruct an opponent not carrying the ball.
10.4 (e):Playing a player without the ball is dangerous play.
and 10.1 (c):
Blocking the tackler. A player must not intentionally move or stand in a position that prevents an opponent from tackling a ball carrier.

I would say no...but I heard this is ok by a lot of people....Your opinion?

Thank you all
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