Referee's Signal Number 5 - Touchdown, Field-goal or Successful Try


When used

This signal is used to denote the successful scoring of a touchdown, field-goal or try.

How executed

The hands should start at the waist and be extended to the vertical in an unhurried motion.

It should be accompanied or preceded by a loud blast on the whistle. If you are the on-field timekeeper, stop the watch before making the signal.

Maintain the signal until eye-contact has been established with the Referee, who will then turn and confirm the score by making the same signal to the press-box.