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The lineout

Check that:

  • The lineout is formed with two straight lines, each 0.5m from the mark
  • The ball is thrown in straight between the two lines
  • Jumpers are correctly supported in the lineout and brought safely back to the ground (players not being abandoned in mid air).
  • Players not participating in the lineout retire behind the 10-metre offside line

Watch for:

  • Players intentionally destabilising players in the air
  • Players destabilising the support players who are holding players in the air
  • Players closing the space between the two lines illegally
  • Players who lever on an opponent
  • Players holding or shoving an opponent
  • Players illegally charging an opponent
  • Support players moving to obstruct the opposition