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    BC makes a hand off, flat palm and straight arm. Hand makes contact with the throat of the tackler - at the time I played on but with hindsight should I have given a penalty for dangerous play against BC?

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    Default Re: Hand off contacts with throat

    Age Group?

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    Default Re: Hand off contacts with throat

    This was U18 girls, so for me hand offs are ‘normal’ laws, unless I misunderstand.

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    Default Re: Hand off contacts with throat

    Was it done with "excessive force" ?

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    Default Re: Hand off contacts with throat

    No, that was my thinking at the time and why I played on. Arm was straight and flat palm, so it’s just the point of contact that making me question my decision.

    If the arm had been straightened into the throat, I think my decision would have been penalty against BC.

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    I think that if you consider it was a deliberate blow to the throat , you can oenalise. Otherwise not

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    Welcome to the forum, Novice. Glad you posted.
    Sounds like you made the right call. Law 9 - Foul Play
    9.24
    A ball-carrier is permitted to hand off an opponent provided excessive force is not used.
    Sanction: Penalty.
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    Default Re: Hand off contacts with throat

    Depends on local regulations also....

    Not sure how to interpret the description of the 'straight arm'.
    This could be an issue!
    A hand off or fend should be a pushing action as opposed to a strike.

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    Default Re: Hand off contacts with throat

    I think Novice has got that. The straight arm is your visual clue that it’s a legit handoff. The striking action comes from the elbow.
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    Default Re: Hand off contacts with throat

    Here all handoffs have to be below the neck for U18. Local variations apply

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