ELV 10

(IRB.COM) Thursday 15 May 2008
 

Players will be able to lift team-mates in the lineout. However, support players must wait until the ball has left the hands of the player throwing it in before lifting their team-mate.

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Law 19.9  OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT A LINEOUT

(f) Lifting and supporting. Players may assist a team-mate in jumping for the ball by lifting and supporting that player providing that the lifting and/or supporting players do not support the jumping team-mate below the shorts from behind or below the thighs from the front.

Penalty: Free Kick on the 15-metre line

(h) Jumping, supporting or lifting before the ball is thrown. A player must not jump or be lifted or supported before the ball has left the hands of the player throwing in.

Penalty: Free Kick on the 15-metre line