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where is the offside position for attacker during maul

where is the offside position for attacker during maul

Ivana

Here is the answer to your question:

17.4 OFFSIDE AT THE MAUL

(a) The offside line. There are two offside lines parallel to the goal lines, one for each team. Each offside line runs through the hindmost foot of the hindmost player in the maul. If the hindmost foot of the hindmost player is on or behind the goal line, the offside line for the defending team is the goal line.

(b) A player must either join a maul, or retire behind the offside line immediately. If a player loiters at the side of a maul, the player is offside. Sanction: Penalty kick on the offending team’s offside line

(c) Players joining the maul. Players joining a maul must do so from behind the foot of the hindmost team-mate in the maul. The player may join alongside this player. If the player joins the maul from the opponents’ side, or in front of the hindmost team-mate, the player is offside. Sanction: Penalty kick on the offending team’s offside line

(d) Players not joining the maul. All players in front of the offside line and who do not join the maul, must retire behind the offside line at once. A player who does not do so, is offside. If any player who is behind the offside line oversteps it and does not join the maul, the player is offside. Sanction: Penalty kick on the offending team’s offside line

(e) Players leaving or rejoining the maul. Players who leave a maul must immediately retire behind the offside line, otherwise, they are offside. If the player rejoins the maul in front of the hindmost team-mate in the maul, they are offside. The player may rejoin the maul alongside the hindmost team-mate. Sanction: Penalty kick on the offending team’s offside line

(f) When players of the team who are not in possession of the ball in the maul voluntarily leave the maul such that there are no players of that team left in the maul, the maul may continue and there are two offside lines. The offside line for the team in possession runs through the hindmost foot of the hindmost player in the maul and for the team not in possession it is a line that runs through the foremost foot of the foremost player of the team in possession at the maul. Sanction: Penalty kick

(g) When players of the team who are not in possession of the ball in the maul voluntarily leave the maul such that there are no players of that team left in the maul, players of that team may rejoin the maul providing that the first player binds on the foremost player of the team in possession of the ball. Sanction: Penalty kick

You can find this and the videos that go with it at www.irblaws.com - this is a free website and all the Laws of the game are there for you.

I hope this helps

Simon

thanks Simon problem solved.

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