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    Default Re: Can a player intentionally run into touch with the ball?

    I know that a player may take the ball into touch, however why is it that he can step voluntarily into touch whilst carrying the ball yet isn't allowed to purposely throw into touch?! (Penalty offense). Seems a bit strange to me!
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    Default Re: Can a player intentionally run into touch with the ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ovey View Post
    I know that a player may take the ball into touch, however why is it that he can step voluntarily into touch whilst carrying the ball yet isn't allowed to purposely throw into touch?! (Penalty offense). Seems a bit strange to me!

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    Default Re: Can a player intentionally run into touch with the ball?

    To run into touch you need to be right there. You can throw the ball into touch from midfield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Lifeson-Peart View Post
    Having played with some awful wingers in my time I can categorically say "oh yes".
    Me too LLP one, who never got the ball down and was running so fast ended up in the hedge behind the pitch, priceless
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    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    To run into touch you need to be right there. You can throw the ball into touch from midfield.
    Or it may be easier to kick it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davet View Post
    Or it may be easier to kick it.
    And ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrainor View Post
    Me too LLP one, who never got the ball down and was running so fast ended up in the hedge behind the pitch, priceless
    Or worse yet, one I recall from my playing days, who thought the supporters who were yelling in the sideline were cheering him on to the tryline. They weren't; they were telling him to get the ball down.....but he ran through the in-goal and "scored" the try over the dead ball line....plonker!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    And ...

    You implied that throwing the ball out of play was banned because it was too easy to do so from the centre of the pitch. I merely point out that kicking the ball out from there is far easier than throwing it out, and is perfectly legal.
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    Default Re: Can a player intentionally run into touch with the ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by Davet View Post
    You implied that throwing the ball out of play was banned because it was too easy to do so from the centre of the pitch. I merely point out that kicking the ball out from there is far easier than throwing it out, and is perfectly legal.
    I was in fact merely pointing out a significant difference between running into touch with the ball and throwing the ball into touch.
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    Default Re: Can a player intentionally run into touch with the ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    To run into touch you need to be right there. You can throw the ball into touch from midfield.
    Don't get it.

    Why do you need to be in touch to run there?

    And why should a player want to throw a ball into touch from midfield . . . or from anywhere in the FoP?
    Last edited by chopper15; 09-12-11 at 23:12. Reason: just read the answer to my erased query.
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