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Water Polo rules and interpretations

It is essential that all Referees, Coaches and Players understand the Rules of Water Polo and particularly how they are applied.

Unlike some sports which attempt to proscribe a rule for every possible scenario, Water Polo has a framework of Rules that are updated every four years by FINA and are supplemented by Amendments, Additions, Interpretations and Explanations which describe how the Rules are to be applied in the Spirit of the Game.
NOTE: There have been MAJOR changes to the FINA Rules and these were be applied in Ireland from the start of the 2019/20 Season
The Rules and guidance currently in force are: