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Kick-offs and restart kicks following a score

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2. Kick-offs are taken on or behind the centre of the half-way line. Sanction: The non-kicking team has the option of the kick being retaken or a scrum.

3. The opponents of the team who kicked off the match start the second half.

4. After a team has scored, their opponents restart play on or behind the centre of the halfway line. Sanction: The non-kicking team has the option of the kick being retaken or a scrum.

5. When the ball is kicked:

a. Team-mates of the kicker must be behind the ball. Sanction: Scrum.
b. Opposition players must be on or behind the 10-metre line.
Sanction: The kick is retaken.

6. The ball must reach the 10-metre line. Sanction: The non-kicking team has the option of the kick being retaken or a scrum.

7. If the ball reaches the 10-metre line but is then blown back or if an opponent plays the ball before it reaches the 10-metre line, play continues.

8. If the ball goes directly into touch, the non-kicking team chooses one of the following:

a. The kick being retaken.
b. Scrum.
c. Lineout.
d. Quick-throw.

9. If the ball is kicked into the opponents’ in-goal without touching any player and an
opponent grounds the ball without delay or it goes dead through in-goal, the non-kicking team has the option of having the kick retaken or a scrum.

10. If the ball is kicked into the kicking team’s own in-goal and is made dead by a defending player or it goes dead through in-goal, the non-kicking team is awarded a five-metre scrum.