Last possession out of bounds

The SANFL has released an educational video to interpret the Out of Bounds – Last Possession Rule.

A Free Kick shall be awarded against a Player who:

  •  Kicks or Handballs the football over the Boundary Line without the football being touched by another Player;
  •  For the purposes of defining a kick, a kick shall be an intentional action, not accidental.  When the ball comes off the foot or lower leg of a player without the intent of the player being to kick the ball, it will be deemed accidental contact and will not be determined as a kick by the umpire and therefore will result in a boundary throw in.
  • Where a Player who does not have possession stops the football being touched by an Opposition Player by Shepherding the ball across the Boundary Line where the ball could have otherwise been touched by the player being blocked, then the umpire will not award a free kick but will instead order a boundary throw in.
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