Clip 3 - 19 September 2018 - Law 18

Australia are going through many phases when they lose the ball in a turnover. It comes back to South Africa's scrumhalf, Faf de Klerk.

De Klerk kicks a long way downfield on South Africa's left. Michael Hooper, the Australian flank, runs a long way back to the ball as Aphiwe Dyantyi chases at speed. Hooper falls on the ball about a half a metre from the touchline as Dyantyi approaches.

Hooper slides into touch with the ball, stands up and throws it away, presumably to prevent a quick throw-in by South Africa.


  • A player who carries the ball into touch must release the ball immediately so that a quick throw may be taken.
  • Sanction: Penalty

Like putting the ball in straight it seldom happens that there is a sanction, though it must be within clear sight of at least the assistant referee on that side. advert