Rule Number 27

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ILLEGAL USE OF THE PADDLE

.1 Contacting an opponent?s person.
.2 Playing, or attempting to play, the ball with a paddle when the ball is within arms reach of an opponent, and that opponent is attempting to play the ball with their hand.
.3 Playing or attempting to play the ball with a paddle across the bow of an opponent?s kayak, within arms reach of the opponent in a normal paddling position.
.4 Placing a paddle within arms reach of an opponent who has the ball in their hand. A goalkeeper is excluded from this rule and is allowed to directly defend against a shot at goal as long as the paddle is not moved towards the opponent at the time of the shot and is not used in a deliberately dangerous manner.
.5 When a player, with their paddle, attempts to restrict an opponent using their paddle.
.6 Playing an opponents paddle instead of the ball.

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ILLEGAL USE OF THE PADDLE (Rule 27)

Rule  27

.1 Contacting an opponent?s person.
.2 Playing, or attempting to play, the ball with a paddle when the ball is within arms reach of an opponent, and that opponent is attempting to play the ball with their hand.
.3 Playing or attempting to play the ball with a paddle across the bow of an

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