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Monday, March 7, 2016
Attacking team correctly pinged for propelling player forward/ 'Flying Wedge'
The first part constitutes the 'Flying Wedge' Law anyway. Though the propelling player towards the line we are not entirely clear on.
Law 10.4 - Dangerous Play and Misconduct
(p) Flying Wedge and Cavalry Charge. A team must not use the ‘Flying Wedge’ or the ‘Cavalry Charge’. Sanction: Penalty kick at the place of the original infringement. ‘Flying Wedge’. The type of attack known as a ‘Flying Wedge’ usually happens near the goal line, when the attacking team is awarded a penalty kick or free kick. The kicker tap-kicks the ball and starts the attack, either by driving towards the goal line or by passing to a team-mate who drives forward. Immediately, team mates bind on each side of the ball carrier in a wedge formation. Often one or more of these team mates is in front of the ball carrier. A ‘Flying Wedge’ is illegal. Sanction: Penalty kick at the place of the original infringement.
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