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***NOTE*** Amendments to Laws of the Game applicable from (and including) 2011 season onwards as follows:-
1) Penalty Tries:
Definition: A Penalty Try will be worth 3 points in all matches.
2) Over 50 Veteran Player
(Law 3.2) In Veterans League matches over 50 players must be clearly identifiable by one of the following means:
- Wearing different colour shorts to their team mates
- Wearing a different colour jersey to their team mates that does not clash with the opposition colours
- Over 50 players must make themselves known to the referee before the start of play. Over 50 players not adhering to this law will be awarded one (1) point per try scored.
(Law 5.17 B) The ball carrier must not jump to avoid being tagged. In mixed games the ball carrier may not spin/swivel through 360° to avoid being tagged. A side step is allowed. A 360° spin is permitted in Men-Only matches (including Men-Only Veterans Matches). Any contact initiated in an attempted spin or swivel is liable to sanction. The onus is on the ball carrier to avoid contact.