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    Default Assisting the ball carrier when he is tackled

    This happens a lot when a player is tackled close to touch. The tacklers try to push the ball carrier into touch. His team mates help him resist. Is this legal? If so, why donít the ball carriers team help him in every tackle. If not, why donít refs blow up for it. ó they donít seem to

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    Default Re: Assisting the ball carrier when he is tackled

    Great question!

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    Default Re: Assisting the ball carrier when he is tackled

    Seems legal to me, once players from both sides engage we probably have a maul, and as long as teams adhere to maul law I see nothing wrong with this. I am not aware of a law that prohibits driving a tackle/maul into touch, or resisting said drive.

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