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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I'm not sure what term I'd use to describe how Alex Walmsley (St Helens), Alex Gerrard (Widnes), Chris Hill (Warrington) or Willie Isa (Wigan) restart the game after they've been tackled, but it's definitely not a play-the-ball.
Getting used to a bit of a one-off rule difference like the free play is one thing, the play-the-ball is another.
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.
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.
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.
Kelly said: "I watch Leeds a lot on tape and I believe 75 per cent of their play-the-balls are illegal.
Kelly said: "I believe 75 per cent of their play-the-balls are illegal.