Umpire Has Jurisdiction of Each Section. No Interference with Opponents Before Ball Is in Play.

Penalty, 5 yards.

(a) Before the ball is put in play no player shall lay his hands upon, or by the use of his hands or arms, interfere with an opponent in such a way as to delay putting the ball in play. Any such interference shall be regarded as delay of game. (Rule 28, A.)

No Use Of Hands Or Arms By Attacking Side

Penalty, 5 yards.

(b) After the ball is put in play, the players of the side that has possession of the ball may obstruct the opponents with the body only, except the player running with the ball, who may use his hands and arms.

Defending Side May Use Hands and Arms. Penalty, 5 yards.

(c:) The players of the side not having the ball may use their hands and arms, but only to get their opponents out of the way in order to reach the ball or stop the player carrying it.

Use of hand to ward off tackier.

Use of hand to ward off tackier.