Definition of tap penalty in English:

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tap penalty

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noun

Rugby
A penalty taken by kicking the ball lightly to a teammate.
Example sentences
  • Fiji hit back in the 60th minute when they moved the ball quickly following a tap penalty and Norman Ligairi raced 40 metres to go over in the corner.
  • He touched down for his first after the ball had travelled down the line following a tap penalty by Bolla Conradie.
  • There was no doubt about his second attempt which was plum centre - but again the referee ruled ‘no goal’, a mistake he compounded by giving a 20m drop out instead of a tap penalty.
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