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    Default Obstruction when the ball is dead

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    .6 A player must not obstruct, or in any way interfere with an opponent while the ball is dead.


    I just noticed that. .. is this new?? Or is it just me

    Really can't be arsed to dig out my 2017 book again

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    Default Re: Obstruction when the ball is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
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    .6 A player must not obstruct, or in any way interfere with an opponent while the ball is dead.


    I just noticed that. .. is this new?? Or is it just me

    Really can't be arsed to dig out my 2017 book again
    The spirit has been there for a while, I think. I was penalised for it when I was still playing!

    IIRC the wording pertained to stopping an opponent using a zombie ball, but I don't even know where my 2017 lawbook is!

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    Default Re: Obstruction when the ball is dead

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    10.4 Misconduct while the ball is out of play. A player, must not, while the ball is out of play,commit any misconduct, or obstruct or in any way interfere with an opponent.
    Sanction: Penalty kick
    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
    The Referee by John Dryden

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