Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
In 1985 Law 26 is 12 pages long and covers many different scenarios.

The relevant bit is:
Misconduct, Dangerous Play
(3) It is illegal for any player:-
(a) to strike an opponent;
(b) wilfully or recklessly to hack or kick an opponent, or trip him with the foot, or to trample on an opponent lying on the ground;
Note (vi)
A player shall not "take the law into his own hands" nor wilfully do anything that is dangerous to an opponent even if the latter is infringing the Laws.
That's perfect. Thank you!