Definition of penalty try in English:

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penalty try


A try awarded to a side by the referee when a touchdown is prevented by an offence by the opposition.
Example sentences
  • It took a technical offence to wear them down, with the referee awarding a penalty try after the home scrum misbehaved.
  • Rather than award a penalty try the referee decided on a scrum.
  • They were awarded a penalty and opted for the scrum which was reformed twice and then, inexplicably, the referee awarded a penalty try under the posts.
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