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What the Ruck? The Rugby Ruck Explained

A ruck is a phase of play within rugby where one or more players from each team are in physical contact close around the ball on the ground. A ruck is formed after the ball carrier is taken to the ground. Having made the tackle, the tackler must immediately release the

What is a Scrum? The Rugby Rookie’s Guide

A scrum is a method of restarting the play and is awarded following numerous actions within the match. A scrum is similar to the line of scrimmage in American Football in that there are two sets of designated players attempting to drive each other back. In rugby the scrum is

What is a Rugby Lineout?

A rugby lineout is a method of restarting play when the ball goes into touch (out of bounds). When the ball crosses the side-line (or touch line) a lineout is awarded to the team whom did not touch the ball last. An exception to this is when the ball

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