Referees in Wales
- Jan 5, 2018
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- Level 2
crossref said:All PK offences are intentional, (or presumed intentional) aren't they ? That's why they are PK and not scrum
that's tricky. If what you say is correct then every penalty is a law 9 (foul play) offence which says:
[LAWS]A player must not:
Intentionally infringe any law of the game. [/LAWS]
[LAWS]A player who commits foul play must either be cautioned or temporarily suspended or sent off.[/LAWS]
Do you caution a player at every penalty?
Clearly not all PK are intentional or there would be no need for Law 9.7. Nor would we have needed the old clarification that Cards wre ony compulsory after "intentional offending"
An example of an non - intentional PK would be, a high tackle where, the arm slips up to the neck. It is a a PK but it is not "intentional".