Welcome to another edition of an example of a ref situation. This will be a weekly (or often) post that will cover interpretations of laws from TRRA examples. We will use the TRU Facebook Page as a way to discuss and unify our refereeing in Texas. This week we wanted to cover “Points from a Free Kick”.
Red player is awarded a free kick. Red player taps the ball through the mark with his/her foot and then proceeds to kick a drop goal. Drop goal is made. Points awarded?
Red player is awarded a free kick. Red captain elects a scrum. Red scrumhalf passes the ball to Red #10 who kicks a drop goal. Drop goal is made. Points awarded?
21.6 SCORING FROM A FREE KICK
(a) A goal cannot be scored from a free kick.
(b) The team awarded a free kick cannot score a dropped goal until after the ball next becomes dead, or until after an opponent has played or touched it, or has tackled the ball carrier. This restriction applies also to a scrum taken instead of a free kick.
NOTE: the last sentence…. This restriction applies also to a scrum taken instead of a free kick.
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