• Definitions - Played

    The rugbyrefs.com members seek clarification on the matter of intentional or unintentional contact with the ball. "Played" is defined:

    Played: the ball is played when it is touched by a player.

    That definition does not make it clear if the contact needs to be intentional or not, since "touched" is not defined. If "played" were defined for intentional contact and "touched" for unintentional contact, it would be possible to introduce consistent use of terminology throughout the laws.