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The substitute would be cautioned and play restarted by dropping the ball on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the ball was located when play was stopped.
A SPORTS-mad inventor has designed Spiderman-type grip pads to stop Welsh rugby players dropping the ball.
North Walian Pilkington had consulted with playing partner Peter O'Malley before dropping the ball, but Paramor said: "I think it is fair to say that maybe they did not take quite enough care in determining the point.