Clip 2 - 5 September 2019 - Law 18

Falling in the Line-out

The Griffons throw into a lineout. With help from his fellows, Vincent Maruping (5) goes up high and catches the ball. He then falls to ground.

The referee allows play to go on, saying (presumably to Maruping): "Your own player let you go."

Law 18.29: Once the lineout has commenced, any player in the lineout may:
c. Lift or support a team-mate. Players who do so must lower that player to the ground safely as soon as the ball is won by either team. Sanction: Free-kick.

The law suggests that there should have been a free kick against the Griffons.

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