Definition of tap penalty in English:

tap penalty

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noun

Rugby
  • A penalty taken by kicking the ball lightly to a teammate.
    More 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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