A push in the back is a free kick awarded in Australian rules football against a player who illegally tackles or interferes with a player from behind. The rule is applied in two different circumstances: tackles and marking contests.
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... the goal posts from 50m out, but was penalised for a push in the back, plus fifty metres for wasting time ... lost the game, and widespread debate about the hands in the back interpretation followed in the next week ...
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