Anyone interested at all in rugby league???

    ...please please PLEASE fill in these questionnaires (about 13 questions in total) to help me with my dissertation!!! The questionnaire is regarding the legality of rugby league as a sport and if you think the law should interfere with it
    I will leave rep for anyhelp and the information below is just the definitions that you might like to know when filling the questionnaire in.
    Thanks a lot in advance, would be a HUGE help

    Criminal Offence Definitions

    The defendant intentionally or subjectively recklessly applies unlawful force to another

    Assault occasioning actual bodily harm-s47 Offences Against the Person Act 1891
    · Whosoever shall be convicted of any assault occasioning actual bodily harm. (A battery (above) that results in ABH (below))
    · Actual bodily harm is any hurt or injury calculated to interfere with the health or comfort [of the victim]
    · Maximum imprisonment sentence 5 years

    Malicious Wounding/Inflicting Grievous Bodily Harm-s20 Offences Against the Person Act 1891
    · Whosoever shall unlawfully ad maliciously wound or inflict grievous bodily harm upon any other person, either with or without a weapon or instrument, shall be guilty
    · Grievous bodily harm is really serious harm but does not have to be life threatening
    · A wound is a cut or break in the continuity of the whole skin
    · Maximum imprisonment sentence 5 years

    Wounding or Causing Grievous Bodily Harm With Intent-s18 Offences Against the Person Act 1861
    · Whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously by any means whatsoever wound or cause any grievous bodily harm to any person, with intent to do some grievous bodily harm to any person [] shall be guilty
    · Meanings of wound and grievous bodily harm are above.
    · Maximum imprisonment sentence life imprisonment

    Rugby League Definitions

    Drops on
    · A player continuing the act of a tackle after the referee has deemed the tackle to complete. Can be intentionally, recklessly or carelessly.
    · The punishment for this is usually a penalty.

    Off the ball
    · Any action that happens away from the immediate area of the rugby ball.
    · The punishment for this offence can be either a yellow or red card upon the discretion of the referee.

    Broke away
    · When the scrum has ceased, by the ball coming behind the second row of forwards, and the players involved have regained their feet in order to continue with play.

    One on one
    · One player from each team making contact with the joint aim of retrieving the ball for their respective teams.

    Kicking out
    · During the process of a tackle, the tackled player makes a kicking action into the air that has the chance of striking another player.
    · Punishment for the offence can be either a penalty or a yellow card depending on the severity of the kick.

    Spear tackle
    · When an act of the tackling player causes the legs of the tackled player to come above horizontal to the ground.
    · Punishment can range from a penalty (if it is clear that the act was not intended and the offending player realised the problem and tried to amend it before any damage was done) to a red card (if the intent to cause harm to the player is clear).


    ok will give it a go although i like rugby union

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    ok will give it a go although i like rugby union

    more or less the same game :thumbsup: thanks loads

    Original Poster

    nobody else want to help me???

    Original Poster

    !bump bump! !bump!


    I'm helping, but also I play rugby union I've had a broken nose from a high tackle (illegal tackle)

    btw I've done a bit of law on assault etc so sort of know the differences between leaving no mark, breaking the skin, breaking a bone they arrest you for the most severe case but the charge will be lowered in court.
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