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Rule 47 - Head-butting

47.1 Head-butting – The act of head-butting involves a player making intentional contact, or attempting to make contact, with an opponent by leading with his head and/or helmet.

47.2 Double-minor Penalty - A double-minor penalty shall be imposed on a player who attempts to head-butt an opponent.

47.3 Major Penalty - A major penalty shall be imposed on a player who head-butts an opponent (see 47.5).

47.4 Match Penalty - A match penalty shall be imposed on a player who injures an opponent as a result of a head-butt.

47.5 Game Misconduct Penalty – When a major penalty is assessed under this rule, a game misconduct penalty must be imposed.

47.6 Fines and Suspensions - There are no specified fines or suspensions for head-butting, however, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion (refer to Rule 28).

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