RULE 8 — APPLICATION OF PENALTIES

SECTION 5 — FOUL ON CONVERT

Article 1#

For the purposes of this article, a convert attempt shall be deemed to commence when the Referee declares the ball in play and to conclude when the play is terminated or Team B gains possession. If a foul is committed during such convert attempt, the following shall apply:

  1. If either team commits a foul (except a Major Foul or Defensive Offside) prior to the ball being snapped or during a convert attempt, the non-offending team may elect to have the penalty applied from PLS or accept the play as it terminated,
  2. If the foul is a Major Foul or Defensive Offside, the non-offending team may elect to have the penalty applied from PLS or accept the play as it terminated and apply the penalty on the subsequent kickoff,
  3. If the time has expired in the period, the kickoff will take place at the start of the following period. If game time has expired, no further play shall be permitted.

Article 2#

If the ball continues in play after an unsuccessful convert attempt and a foul occurs, the following shall apply:

  1. If the team in possession creates a foul, it shall forfeit the right to score,
  2. If the team not in possession creates a foul, the penalty shall be applied on the ensuing kickoff,
  3. If either team creates a major foul, the penalty shall be applied on the ensuing kickoff.

Article 3#

If either team creates a major foul after the convert attempt is terminated, the penalty shall be applied on the ensuing kickoff.

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