Rule Change effective from January 1st, 2018
At last October’s Special Congress, one Playing Rules motion was passed and the rule change is effective from January 1st, 2018. The rule in question reads -
"The ball shall travel not less than 13 metres and outside the 20 metre line before being played by another player on the defending team."
The penalty for breach is: "Cancel kick-out and Throw-in the ball on defenders' 20 metre line in front of the scoring space".
Please ensure all your club referees are made aware of this.