play-the-ball


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play-the-ball

n
(Rugby) rugby league a method for bringing the ball back into play after a tackle, in which the tackled player is allowed to stand up and kick or heel the ball behind him or her to a team-mate
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Saints boss Royce Simmons said: "That's how the league want to play it this year - it seems they want to quicken the play-the-ball up.
Huddersfield Giants coach Nathan Brown made an excellent point about having to 'earn' the right to a quick play-the-ball.
Both coaches cast doubt on whether 'quick play-the-balls at any price' is a goal worth pursuing.
From the resulting play-the-ball, Aberavon's Richard Johnston went over for the first try.
On receiving the ball from kick-off Wales immediately scored a second when, following a Tom Brown penalty and a quick play-the-ball, Cardiff's Joel Keene touched down.
He was more than a little confused as to why he had been penalised for a play-the-ball offence just before Sean Penkywicz went over for a try which, had it been allowed, would have given Brandon Costin a great chance to level the game with the conversion.
More important, the coaches also hammered out an agreement to clean up the play-the-ball, after a spate of professional fouls at the start of the season.
Salford captain David Hulme was twice sin-binned during his team's Challenge Cup-tie at Castleford last Saturday after being pulled up for interference at the play-the-ball.
GIANTS coach Nathan Brown is to voice his concerns to match officials chief Stuart Cummings over the way referees are clamping down on slow play-the-balls.
You have to earn the right to gain quick play-the-balls and that now no longer looks the case.
Kelly said: "I believe 75 per cent of their play-the-balls are illegal.
Kelly said: "I watch Leeds a lot on tape and I believe 75 per cent of their play-the-balls are illegal.