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In the North West Men's League, at games where there is no touch judges, there is the option of advancing the ball 10 metres at infringements. My understanding of this is that it replicates the kick to touch and the tap is taken 10m from where the penalty occurs. At a recent fixture the referee allowed the player to rush forward 10m and take a quick tap, therefore the defending side could not touch the ball carrier for 20m from the point of infringement.
My understanding of the rule is that a quick tap can be taken at the point of the offence or the ball is advanced 10m and the defence would have time to retreat as per a kick to touch. A couple of tries were scored off the back of this referees interpretation. At the end of the day it didn't affect the final result but another day it could have.
I might be being a bit thick here, but hopefully someone out there might educate me.