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    Tackler not releasing tackled player

    Arms brought together as if grasping a player and then opening as if releasing a player.
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    Primary referee signals
    Try and penalty try
    No try
    22 drop-out
    Secondary referee signals
    Throw forward or forward pass
    Unplayable ball in ruck or tackle
    Unplayable ball in maul
    Scrum wheeled more than 90 degrees
    Throw at lineout not straight
    Ball held up in in-goal
    Foot-up by front-row player
    Throw at scrum not straight
    Closing gaps in lineout
    Early lifting and lifting in lineout
    Not releasing ball immediately in the tackle
    Tackler not releasing tackled player
    Tackler or tackled player not rolling away
    Entering tackle from wrong direction
    Intentionally falling over on a player
    Diving to the ground near the tackle
    Joining a ruck or a maul in front of the back foot and from the side
    Intentionally collapsing ruck or maul
    Prop pulling down opponent
    Prop pulling opponent
    Failure to bind
    Handling ball in ruck or scrum
    Barging in lineout
    Leaning on player in lineout
    Pushing opponent in lineout
    Offside in the lineout
    Obstruction in open play
    Offside at scrum, ruck or maul
    Offside under 10-metre law or not 10 metres at penalty and free-kicks
    High tackle (foul play)
    Stamping (foul play)
    Punching (foul play)
    Dissent (disputing referee’s decision)
    Other signals
    Forming a scrum
    Offside choice: penalty or scrum
    Physiotherapist needed
    Doctor needed
    Bleeding wound
    Timekeeper to stop and start watch
    Head injury assessment required
    Time off
    Referee consults TMO
    Assistant referee signals
    Kick at goal successful
    Touch and team to throw
    Foul play