Glossary of Terms

10 metres or 10 out
A call from a defender warning his own team that they are within 10 metres from their own tryline.
5th and last
The penultimate touch of a set of 6 touches. After the 6th touch possession is handed to the opposing team making the 5th touch the last play for the attacking team.
Anticipating or initiating the touch
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Caught in possession
If a dummy half is touched by an onside defender when carrying the ball the attacking team loses possession.
Drive or Driving
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Dummy half
The arriving attacking player who picks up the ball from the floor after a touch has been made and the ball has been played. The dummy half can't score and can't get caught in possession. After passing the ball dummy half status is relinquished.
Dump
When the attacking player with the ball deliberately initates the touch and plays the ball at speed.
Go down or going down
A call from a supporting player / player with the ball indicating that they should / will take a touch.
Hands! or Spin it!
A call from a fellow attacker indicating that the ball should be passed out wide.
Incorrect play of the ball
When playing the ball the attacking player drops, bounces or knocks the ball forward.
Last! Last! Last!
A call from a defender warning his own team that they will lose possession upon completion of the next touch.
Line's up
A call from a defender warning his own team that they are dangerously close to their own tryline and should be prepared to bounce to the line and back when the next touch is made.
Make the line
A call indicating that the entire defending team must touch both feet to their own tryline in order to make it back onside.
My man or me now
A call from a fellow defender indicating that the attacking player with the ball is their responsiblity.
Offside
Any defending player who has not made it back 5 metres from where the touch was made to an imginary line that runs from sideline to sideline.
Playing over the mark
An illegal move where an attacking player plays the ball away from the point at which the touch was made.
Set
A set of 6 touches.
Stealing yards
By initiating the touch alongside or behind a defender on the run rather than directly infront of them an attacking player can gain a one or two yard advantage making it harder for the defending players to get onside.
[step/split] [left/right]
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The mark
An imaginary point on the ground directly under where a touch is made.
Under (come under me or I'm under you)
The act of playing dummy half for a player who is taking a touch. If you said, 'I'm under you', it would indicate to the player with the ball that you were ready for them to take a touch should they choose to.
Your man
A call from a fellow defender indicating that the attacking player with the ball is your responsibility.
Back to zero or 6 more
The attacking team's tackle count is reset to zero because the defending team has commited an offense or touched the ball in flight.