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OFFICIAL RULES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table 8 - Rule 21 - Match Penalties
Summary of Match Penalties

 Descprition

Rule

(i)  Attempt to injure (in any manner)

Rule 21

(ii)  Biting

Rule 21

(iii)  Boarding

Rule 41

(iv)  Butt-ending *

Rule 58

(v)  Charging

Rule 42

(vi)  Checking from behind

Rule 43

(vii)  Clipping

Rule 44

(viii)  Cross-checking

Rule 59

(ix)  Deliberate injury (in any manner)

Rule 21

(x)  Elbowing

Rule 45

(xi)  Goalkeeper who uses his blocking glove to the head or face of an opponent*

Rule 51

(xii)  Grabbing of the face mask

Rule 21

(xiii)  Hair pulling

Rule 21

(xiv)  Head-butting *

Rule 47

(xv)   High-sticking

Rule 60

(xvi)   Illegal Check to the Head

Rule 48

(xvii)  Kicking a player (or goalkeeper)

Rule 49

(xviii)  Kneeing

Rule 50

(xix)   Punching and injuring an unsuspecting opponent *

Rule 46

(xx)  Slashing

Rule 61

(xxi)  Slew-footing

Rule 52

(xxii)  Spearing *

Rule 62

(xxiii)  Throwing stick or any object

Rule 53

(xxiv)  Wearing tape on hands in altercation*

Rule 46

*NOTE - match penalty must be assessed when injury results

 
      
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