Clip 2 - 26 September 2018 - Law 12

Aphiwe Dyantyi of South Africa scores a try which Handré Pollard converts. Beauden Barrett of New Zealand is to kick-off.

It is not good - low and clearly not travelling the required 10 metres. Jesse Kiel, South Africa's right wing, darts forward to catch the ball about nine metres from the half-way line. He knocks on.

The referee does not immediately stop play but when New Zealand do not get an advantage, he stops play and awards a scrum to New Zealand where Kriel knocked the ball on.

Right?

Yes.

Law 12:  KICK-OFFS AND RESTART KICK FOLLOWING A SCORE

  • The ball must reach the 10-metre line. Sanction: The non-kicking team has the option of the kick being retaken or a scrum.
  • If the ball reaches the 10-metre line but is then blown back or if an opponent plays the ball before it reaches the 10-metre line, play continues.

Play continues with a knock-on which ends, as a knock-on should, with a scrum because there was no advantage to the opponents.

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