ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“SHOULDER CHARGINGÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â The Code: A DEFENDER CANNOT ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“SHOULDER CHARGEÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢ A BALLCARRIER TO EFFECT A TACKLE. Application: The defender who RUNS at a ball-carrier and, without attempting to tackle, grab or hold the ball-carrier, charges to make contact with the shoulder or with the upper arm (tucked into the side) is guilty of an infringement. Law Book Reference: Section 15, Considered ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“MisconductÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â or ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“Dangerous PlayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â SECTION 15, PLAYERÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢S MISCONDUCT Definition of misconduct 1. A player is guilty of misconduct if he: (b) when effecting or attempting to effect a tackle makes contact with the head or neck of an opponent intentionally, recklessly or carelessly. (see Section 3) Section 16. Duties of Referee and Touch Judges When to Blow Whistle The Referee must carry a whistle which he shall blow to commence and terminate each half of the game. Except for these occasions the blowing of the whistle shall temporarily stop the play. The Referee shall blow the whistle: (d) when he detects a breach of the Laws of the Game, except when to stop the play would be to the disadvantage of the non-offending team. SECTION 13 PENALTY KICK When awarded 1. (a) A penalty kick shall be awarded against any player who is guilty of misconduct (see Section 15 and Shoulder Charge) provided that this is not to the disadvantage of the non-offending team. Unless otherwise stated, the mark is where the offence occurs.