CANADIAN RULE BOOK
team scoring the majority of the points shall be the winner.
A touchdown is scored when the ball is
in the opponents end zone in possession of a player, or when the ball in the
possession of a player crosses or touches the goal line, or the plane of the
goal line, even in the air. Should
the ball subsequently be fumbled, or the player in possession forced back into
the field of play. The touchdown shall score.
A touchdown is scored when a forward
pass is legally completed in the opponent’s end zone.
After the touchdown, the team scored
against may kick off from its own 45-yard line, or require the scoring team to
kick off from the scoring team’s 45 yard line.
A field goal is scored by a drop kick or
a place kick (except on a kick off) when the ball after being kicked, and
without again touching the ground, goes over the crossbar, and between the goal
posts (or goal posts produced) of the opponents goal, regardless of whether it
touches the goal post assembly.
If, after being kicked, the ball
touches, or is touched by any player before it crosses the line of scrimmage; or
touches or is touched by a B player after it crosses the line of scrimmage,
and the ball continues forward in the air over the cross bar between the goal
posts, the field goal shall score. The ball shall be dead immediately after
it crosses the bar.
After a field goal, the team scored
against may kick off, or scrimmage the ball as first down, at its own 35-yard
line, or require the scoring team to kick off from its 45-yard line.
A safety touch is scored when the ball
becomes dead in possession of a team in its own end zone, or goes out of bounds
in the end zone, as a result of the ball having been carried, passed or kicked
from the field of play into the end zone by the team scored against, or as a DIRECT
result of a kick being blocked in the field of play.
If a player intercepts a forward pass in
the field of play while moving toward his goal line and in the judgment of the
official, his momentum carries him into his end zone, possession is deemed to
have been gained in the end zone.
If a player carries the ball out of his
end zone and he is contacted by an opponent so that the force of the
opponent’s contact drives him back into the end zone, he shall not be deemed
to have carried the ball back into his own end zone.
After a safety touch, the scoring team may elect to have the ball put into play as follows:
By scrimmaging the ball at its own 35-yard line.
A rouge is scored when the ball becomes dead in possession of a team in its own end zone, or goes out of bounds in its end zone, as a result of the ball having been kicked into the end zone by an opponent.
If a player catches a kicked ball in the field of play while moving towards his goal line, and in the judgment of the official, his momentum carries him into his end zone, possession is deemed to have been gained in the end zone.
- ball fumbled into end zone – Rule 1, Section
10, Article 6; and Rule 6, Section 3, Article 7.
On a kick off – in order for the
kicking team to score a Rouge on a kick off, the ball must touch the ground, a
player, or an official, in bounds, after the ball has been kicked.
If the ball is kicked directly out of bound, in flight in the end zone,
no point will be awarded, and the ball will be scrimmaged by he receiving team -
1D at their own 10-yard line, at any point between the hash marks.
A Rouge is awarded because of a foul as
specified in Rule 8, Section 4, Article 1 provided
that the ball has been kicked into the end zone.
After a Rouge, the team scored against
shall scrimmage as first down at any point between the hash marks on their own
35-yard line. On any kick from
scrimmage (which excludes kick-offs) where the ball enters the end zone, the
receiving team being able to successfully advance the ball legally out of the
end zone and retain possession, may choose to scrimmage at their own 20 yard
line or where the ball becomes dead.
If the rouge was scored as a result of
an unsuccessful field goal attempt, the team scored against may choose to
scrimmage at any point between the hash marks on their own 35-yard line, or at
the actual PLS.
A team scoring a touchdown may attempt
to add to its score by one scrimmage at any point between the hash marks or play
from any point on or outside the opponents’ 5-yard line, within the hash
marks, as follows:
1 point – by kicking a field goal. If the kick is unsuccessful, the
ball is dead immediately.
Normal distance penalties may be applied
on convert attempts, subject to the normal distance restrictions near the goal
line. In addition, any penalty on a
convert, except a time count penalty, may be applied on the subsequent kick off,
at the option of the non-offending team. No
convert attempt shall be made from within the 1 yard line.
(1) Infraction by Team
(a) Illegal interference –
Forward pass – Team A shall repeat the convert
attempt at the Team B
All other infractions – Team A Option .
(c) Unsuccessful attempt
(2) Infraction by Team
If the normal penalty is a loss of down, or loss of ball (illegal
Interference affecting the recovery of
(b) Time Count – L5, convert repeated.
All other infractions – Team B option.
(d) Unsuccessful attempt
(3) Dual Penalty