Rule Number 30

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A kayak-tackle is a player manoeuvring their kayak against an opponent?s kayak in an attempt to gain possession of the ball. The following kayak-tackles are illegal.
.1 Any kayak-tackle that results in the tacklers kayak contacting the body of a player and/or endangering a player. The player?s arm shall not be considered to be part of the body when any part of it is elevated away from the body.
.2 Any kayak-tackle where the kayak comes in contact with the opponent?s spray deck following a legal tackle will not be penalised unless the player continues to tackle into the spray deck.
.3 When the ball is no longer in control of either player, they may move off each others kayak by using their hands to perform a controlled action on the opponents kayak.
.4 A player in possession of the ball who fails to control the bow of their kayak and also fails to avoid contact with the body of an opponent.
.5 Any hard tackle to the side of the kayak if it is at angles between eighty (80) and hundred (100) degrees and by momentary contact.
.6 Tackling an opponent who is not within three (3) meters of the ball.
.7 Tackling an opponent when the tackler is not competing for the ball.

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