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The ruck



Check that:

  • Players joining the ruck do so from behind the feet of the hindmost player and by binding onto a teammate
  • Players are on their feet when joining the ruck and remain on their feet until the ruck has ended
  • Players keep their shoulders above their hips


Watch for:

  • Players intentionally falling to the ground over the ball
  • Rucking of the player rather than the ball
  • Players who intentionally jump on top of a ruck
  • Players attempting to gain possession using their hands
  • Players charging into rucks without binding
  • Players clearing out opponents who are not part of the ruck
  • Players who are not participating in the ruck breaking their offside line
  • Players lifting opponents out of the ruck