A maul is a phase of play within rugby where one or more players from each team are in physical contact close around the ball that is held up off the ground.
You may have heard the term 'scrum' used when talking about rugby. We'll explain exactly what that means, and highlight the important rules of the rugby scrum.
What is a scrum in rugby?
A rugby scrum is a method of restarting the play and is awarded following numerous actions within the match.
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