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    Default Law Changes for 2012

    Looks like we are adopting the NRL rule changes from last year

    http://www.therfl.co.uk/news/article...l-rule-changes

    Players carry on running or pass the ball after the referee has called ‘held.’



    Players often struggle to hear the referee call held in an upright tackle. The award of a penalty is often seen as harsh. To allow the team to retain possession and continue with a play the ball the following Law should be amended.



    Amendment - Section 11 – Law 6: Verbal instructions to resolve doubt.



    If any doubt arises as to a tackle, the Referee should give a verbal instruction to ‘play on’ or shout ‘held’ as the case may be. If the referee is of the opinion that the player in possession could not hear the ‘held’ call before passing or running off with the ball he should instruct the player to play the ball at the point where the player was when ‘held’ was called unless it occurs after the fifth play the ball in which case a handover will apply.



    Touching the corner post when in possession is not touch in goal.



    Because the corner flags do not always stay upright it is felt that they could have an adverse effect on the game if they are not erected correctly. Some of them lay at an angle which could both help and hinder a team in defence. Currently if they are touched at any time while in possession then they are considered touch in goal.



    Amendment - Section 9 – Notes 2 – Corner Post



    A corner post placed at the intersection of a touch-line and a goal line is in touch in goal if the ball touches it when no one is in possession. If a player carrying the ball comes into contact with the corner post during general play then they are not touch in goal. It is a duty of the touch-judge to replace a corner post which is displaced during the game.



    Interchange to be reduced from 12 from four named players to 10 from four named players.



    Amendment - Section 4 Law 2 (a) - Substitutes



    Each team may nominate a maximum of four replacements before the start of the game. Their names along with those of the players must be given to the referee before the start of the game. A maximum of 10 interchanges will be allowed from the 17 named players.



    Standardise method of conversion and penalty goals



    Amendment - Section 6 Law 6 – Goal how scored



    A goal is scored if the whole of the ball at any time how scored during its flight passes on the full over the opponents’ cross bar towards the dead ball line after being kicked by a player (and not touching or being touched in flight by any other player) in any of these circumstances:–



    (a) by a place kick or a drop kick after a try has been scored and counts two points
    (b) by a place kick or a drop kick when a penalty kick has been awarded and counts two points.



    Standardise when players are in touch and gone touch in goal or dead in goal



    The times when players are classified as in touch or not is quite confusing in different areas of the field. The new law will standardise when a player is in touch or has taken the ball dead. Where the ball has bounced in the field of play any player who plays it will need to be in the field of play otherwise they will be deemed as having taken the ball into touch, touch in goal or dead.



    Players must let the ball touch the ground (which includes the touch line, touch in goal line and dead ball line) or an object in touch for it to be classed as in touch if the ball has first bounced in the field of play. If the ball is caught on the full from a kick by a player who is in touch then the kicking team will be deemed as having taken the ball into touch, touch in goal or dead.



    Amendment - Section 9 Law 1 Ball in touch



    The ball is in touch when it or a player in contact with it touches the touch-line or the ground beyond the touch line or any object on or outside the touch line except when a player, tackled in the field of play, steps into touch as he regains his feet in which case he shall play the ball in the field of play.



    The ball is in touch if a player jumps from touch and while off the ground touches the ball providing the ball has not bounced in the field of play. The ball is not in touch if during flight it crosses the touch line but is knocked back by a player who is off the ground after jumping from the field of play.



    Amendment - Section 9 Law 2 (a) Touch in Goal



    The ball is in touch in goal when it or a player in contact with it touches the touch in goal-line, or any object on or outside the touch in goal line.



    Addition - Section 9 Law 2 (b) Dead in Goal



    The ball is dead in goal when it or a player in contact with it touches the dead ball line or any object on or outside the dead ball line.



    Addition - Notes to Section 9 4. Ball dead and in touch



    Where the ball which has bounced or has been passed in the field of play or the in goal area comes into contact with a player in touch, touch in goal or over the dead ball line, the ball is deemed to have been made dead or taken into touch by that player. Where the ball is played at from a kick that has not bounced in the field of play by a player who has at least one foot on the touch-line or in touch then the ball is deemed to have been made dead or taken into touch by the kicking team.



    Remove Note - Dead Ball Line Restarts



    Should a kick be made dead by a defending player straddling the dead ball line or touch in goal line, play will restart with a goal line drop-out.



    The following law changes apply to Super League Academy (Under-20) and Super League Cup (Under-18) competitions:



    Interchange to be reduced from 12 from 4 named players to 8 from 4 named players.



    Section 4 Law 2 (a) - Substitutes
    Each team may nominate a maximum of four replacements before the start of the game. Their names along with those of the players must be given to the referee before the start of the game. A maximum of 8 interchanges will be allowed from the 17 named players.


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    Where the ball which has bounced or has been passed in the field of play or the in goal area comes into contact with a player in touch, touch in goal or over the dead ball line, the ball is deemed to have been made dead or taken into touch by that player.
    AIUI the basic law is that the team who did not put the ball into touch gets head and feed at the scrum 20 restart. Does this change mean that if Blue kicker bounces the ball into touch, the Red scrum half must not gather it, or he will be deemed to have taken it into touch even if it was in touch (eg bounced there) before he played it?
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    From what I understand if the ball bounces in the field of play and a player picks it up whilst on or beyond the touchline they are deemed to be the offending party unless it bounces or hits something else in touch, this could be fun. The previous rule was if the player touched the ball whilst already in touch his team would receive the put in. Its an odd one but I can see what they are trying to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLRef1984 View Post
    Its an odd one but I can see what they are trying to do
    What? Trying to avoid disputes over whether the ball was in touch before it was played?

    Surely it will discourage players from try to keep he ball in, in case they accidentally stand on the touchline?

    Perhaps that does not matter too much in League.
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    No, it doesn't. The more common situation is players deliberately catching a kick on the full while standing on a line; and if I'm reading this right, that doesn't change; it's still a recievers' restart because the kickers shouldn't have put it so close to the line that it could be caught on the full by the recievers.

    Now, as soon as the kick bounces, the situation's changed to reward the kickers as far as possible for bouncing it; it used to be in that situation (either near a touchline or the dead ball line) that you could stand in touch, catch the ball and it'd still be your restart; they've now flipped it so it's a kickers' restart to reward them for bouncing it. A while back you used to be able to stand dead and just knock the ball and get the restart; they put in the now-deleted paragraph to stop that, but now that catching the ball counts just the same as knocking it, it's not necessary.

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    The most common situation was the old defeders putting one foot out of play and touching the ball after the ball was kicked (it didnt have to be caught) as it would be the their ball (except on a 40/20 their was no attempt to keep the ball in play actually quite the opposite and just a way of getting around the rules. I do have some resrvations though if an eager winger catches the ball somehow stood 2 metres in touch after the ball has bounced inside of play but not in touch and telling him it was his fault

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    I suspect one or two players will instinctively forget at first. I can just hear their team-mates yelling "Leave it alone!!!"

    Not practical in Union because it would slow down a QT.
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