Rule Number 20

Signal 1 Signal 14

COMMENCEMENT OF PLAY

.1 At the beginning of each game, four (4) players will line up ready to start, stationary and with some part of their kayaks on their own goal line.
.2 The referee will blow the whistle to start play and then release or throw the ball into the centre of the playing area.
.3 If the ball is released or thrown giving one team definite advantage, the referee shall call for the ball and shall restart the period of play.
.4 Physical assistance from other players is not allowed on the player attempting for the ball. Infringement incurs a free throw. Signals 1 and 14 apply.
.5 Only one player from each team may make an attempt to gain possession of the ball. Any other player that accompanies the player attempting for the ball must not be within a radius of three (3) meters from the body of the player attempting for the ball. Infringement incurs a free throw. Signals 1 and 14 apply.

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ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTION AND ENTRY TO THE PLAYING AREA (Rule 26)

Rule  26

.1 Where more than the legally allowed number of players from a team are in the playing area at any one time the player(s) coming illegally into the playing area should be given a yellow card(s), and the team is required to play with one player less than they had before the player(s) came illegally

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