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What is the correct restart after a player has missed?

What is the correct restart after a player has missed a drop goal?

Hi Graham,

From reading through the various laws the most straight forward answer would be as per Law 13:

DEFINITION A drop out is used to restart play after an attacking player has put or taken the ball into the in-goal, without infringement, and a defending player has made the ball dead there or it has gone into touch-in-goal or on or over the dead ball line. A drop out is a drop kick taken by the defending team. The drop out may be taken anywhere on or behind the 22-metre line.

Full info at:

http://www.irb.com/mm/Document/LawsRegs/0/LAW13_4527.pdf

If the ball drops short of the posts then it is still in the field of play and play continues but off-side laws would apply as per Law 11:

http://www.irb.com/mm/Document/LawsRegs/0/LAW11_4525.pdf

Hope this is of use

Regards

Gary

:thumright:

P.S A handy wee pocket book that I picked up is this:

http://www.amazon.com/Official-2008-Laws-Rugby-Union/dp/B001CGL8IE

I think I got mine through amazon

The ball is live once it's kicked and all the normal off-sides for a kick apply. If the kick goes into end-goal then a 22 meter drop out is awarded to the defending team.

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