FOOTAGE: Why Pat Lam is furious that refs are ignoring Law 18.35 and 18.36 explained

FOOTAGE: Why Pat Lam is furious that refs are ignoring Law 18.35 and 18.36 explained

KNOW YOUR LAWS:

We haven’t done a Know Your Laws in ages, and this is quite a tricky one.

Law 18.35 Players not participating in the lineout must remain at least 10 metres from the mark of touch on their own team’s side or behind the goal line if this is nearer. If the ball is thrown in before a player is onside, the player will not be liable to sanction if the player immediately retires to the onside position. The player cannot be put onside by the action of any other player.

Law 18.36 Once the ball has been thrown in by a team-mate, players who are not participating in the lineout may move forward. If that occurs, then their opponents may also move forward. If the ball does not go beyond the 15-metre line, the players will not be liable to sanction if they immediately retire to their respective offside lines.

You can look up the law here.

CREDIT: BT Sport Tonight