(b) If a player loses his/her helmet the Umpire shall stop the game to enable such player to recover it.
The game shall be restarted by the Umpire giving a free throw to the opposing side from where the ball became dead. 22.
Correct dress and gear. (a) Players must be properly dressed in registered National Association colours, riding boots and approved headgear, AUST – delete breeches or jodhpurs and replace with white trousers. AUST – replace (b) The Umpire shall be properly dressed in recognised and distinctive riding dress. With the following The Umpire shall be properly dressed in white trousers, white standards approved helmet, umpire jacket and riding boots. (c) No player shall wear spurs with sharp rowels. (d) The Umpire shall have the right to determine the safety of all bits.
Bits with protruding sidebars shall not be permitted.
AUST – add: Bits to have mouth piece. (e) All gear must be sound and in good order. (f) Polo or lightweight Poley saddles are recommended which shall be equipped with girth, surcingle and breastplate or combination girth, surcingle and with breastplate. IRELAND – Rule 22 (f) after ‘recommended’ suggest include however all saddles including English shall be equipped with girth, surcingle etc…. (g) Roping saddles or saddles equipped with a horn shall not be used. (h) The Polocrosse stick may be of any length but the head shall have an internal stringing area no greater than 216 mm in length by 184 mm and shall have no metal reinforcements or any protrusions. IRELAND – Rule 22 (i) Suggest: Umpires may award a goal against teams not properly numbered, it holds up the game, may give unfair advantage and sets a bad example.
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