I have a couple of questions on the rules that I’m unsure of and hoping someone on here can help.
Square ball rule, is this now redundant or is it similar to the old rule where you can run into the square after the ball is kicked or does it only count at dead ball situations?
The mark - If a player catches the ball cleanly and continues to play, is there a certain amount of time/distance traveled before he can be tackled? I know if he stops he is allowed five seconds to play the ball without being tackled.
When a player is fouled, how far can the ref bring the ball up if there is a further infringement from the team who gave away the free, eg they kick the ball away or abuse the ref? I’d have thought it was 13 metres but have seen refs bring the ball up much further.
The shoulder rule - do the players have to be side by side for a fair shoulder to happen? If an attacking player is running straight at a defender, tries to side step him and receives a shoulder which knocks him off balance, is this a fair shoulder?
Thanks lads and apologies if these have been covered in another thread.