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Moving over players

Moving through crowded areas where players are packed together will slow even the fastest players.

What to do...

A player can step on top another player but his next move must be on to an empty space. He can not end his turn on top of another player.

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Obstruction

Deliberately placing team mates in front of your ball carrier is a great way to block tacklers, but it is also illegal! A player in front of the ball carrier could obstruct a defender from making a tackle, and can be penalised.

What to do...

The player is considered to be obstructing if he is STANDING in any of the 3 tackle zones in front of the ball carrier during the defending sides turn. A defender must be able to reach this tackle zone in his movement for the obstruction to be called.

  • If a player is considered to be obstructing then a referee roll MUST be made.
  • If the roll is failed- a penalty is awarded to the defending team on the spot where the ball is.
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