Context - Women Hockey World League, India vs South Africa, even game, fairly played, finished 0-0 with 1 GC each. I've tried to get a video of it but none seem to be on youtube or the FIH site Situation - attacker (SA) running at pace along back line into D, defender (Ind) is behind attack to the left. Defender tackles from behind, takes stick and legs and brings attacker down. Decision is PC + GC. To me, if you're giving a card in the D for a tackle you're saying it was intentional, thus PS should be given. 12.4 A penalty stroke is awarded: b) for an intentional offence in the circle by a defender against an opponent who has possession of the ball or an opportunity to play the ball If PC it suggests not deliberate so no card. Remember this is a fair game, no cards for India until then and no big warnings 12.3 A penalty corner is awarded: a)) for an offence by a defender in the circle which does not prevent the probable scoring of a goal Would you give a PC + GC for an offence against a person with the ball in the D? As an aside, the commentators on BT Sport were fairly poor as they didn't know the rules properly - male one mentioned PS and female one said no as she seemed unaware the PS doesn't need to be for preventing a probable goal and they make a couple of references in the 30 minutes I saw to PLAYERS having to move 5m before the ball goes into the D in the 23m.