A player shall not deliberately interfere with an opponent attempting to recover a loose ball following a blocked kick, a dribbled ball, a fumble or a wild snap from the centre.
PENALTY: LB at PF
If foul occurs in the Goal Area, the ball shall be awarded to the non-offending team:
If in attempting to recover a loose ball, two or more players come into contact, the play shall not be ruled as illegal interference.
A team having fumbled shall not be penalized if its blockers continue to carry out the normal assignments that they would have been entitled to carry out if the ball had not been fumbled.
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