ten-yard rule

ten-yard rule

n
(Rugby) rugby the rule allowing a referee, when a player disputes the award of a penalty or free kick, to penalize the offending side further by moving the place from which the kick is to be taken ten yards further forward
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And the rugby ten-yard rule for dissent should be used.
The FA themselves want to see the experimental ten-yard rule, where free-kicks are advanced ten yards in cases of dissent or failing to retreat, become law.
Instead, the forward pass and the ten-yard rule for first downs were introduced to open up the game, thus making it safer.
Ferguson added: "We have had discussions about the new edicts from the FA, the ten-yard rule, mass confrontations and all that.
However, Keane welcomed the introduction of the rugby-style 'ten-yard rule' which would result in a free-kick being moved forward and a player being cautioned in cases of dissent.
In any case, will they really want to stay once they've heard that the ten-yard rule is to be enforced next season by a yellow card .
The outbreaks of dissent which have afflicted the Premiership campaign are being targeted by the Football Association with the introduction of the 'ten-yard rule' from the start of next season.
The 'ten-yard rule' is therefore designed to help curb the type of problems experienced by referee Andy D'Urso when angry Manchester United players, led by Roy Keane, disputed the award of a penalty to Middlesbrough at Old Trafford in January.
FIFA'S decision to introduce the ten-yard rule to football next season will be welcomed by everybody involved in the game.
The Football League are set to follow rugby's example and experiment with the ten-yard rule for offences in next year's Auto Windscreens Shield.