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When the sin-bin calls

This is a place you should avoid at all costs.

The sin-bin is the bench where all players who have committed a yellow card offence sit out of the game for 10 minutes.

If the referee believes a player has committed a serious foul or shown indiscipline, then he will show them the yellow card, just like in football.

But unlike in football, that player must then immediately leave the pitch.

They then have to sit in the sin-bin for 10 minutes while the game continues without them.

It leaves their team a man down for a sizeable chunk of the game, giving the opposition the perfect opportunity to push for points.





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