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Law 12. Kick-off and restart kicks

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Kick-offs are used to start each half of the match or period of extra-time. Restart kicks resume play after a score or touch-down.

1. All kick-offs and restart kicks are drop kicks.

Sanction: The non-kicking team has the option of the kick being retaken or a scrum.


  1. Kick-offs and restat kicks following a score
  2. Restart kicks following a touch-down (22-metre drop-out)