No.8 Out of Bounds Line


Question 1:
The photo shows three balls lying on or near to the white line defining out of bounds.
a) Is ball A in bounds?
b) Is ball B in bounds?
c) Is ball C in bounds?
d) May a player stand out of bounds to play a ball that is in bounds.
a) No.
b) No.
c) Yes.
d) Yes.

From the definition of Out of Bounds;

"When out of bounds is defined by a line on the ground, the line itself is out of bounds. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies out of bounds. A player may stand out of bounds to play a ball lying within bounds."

Because at least part of ball C lies on the course it is in bounds and may be played even if the player has to stand out of bounds.
Question 2:
If out of bounds is only marked with stakes where is out of bounds determined?
a) The nearest inside points (i.e. course side)
b) The whole width of the stake
c) The nearest outside points (i.e. out of bounds side)
Answer: a) The nearest inside points (i.e. course side)

From the definition;

"The out of bounds line is determined by the nearest inside points at ground level of the stakes or fence posts (excluding angled supports)."

Another 'Rhodes Rules School' Q&A will follow next week,

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