The Maul A maul occurs when a player
carrying the ball is held by one or more opponents and one or more of the ball
carrier’s teammates bind on the ball carrier. A maul therefore consists of at
least three players all on their feet: the ball carrier and one player from
each team. When setting up a maul, try to beat the
defender. The ball carrier turns early in a stable position. Then the first arriving support player
rips the ball and drives. While the original ball carrier turns his or her
back fully to the opposition, second and third arriving players bind on both
sides of the original ball carrier and move the ball further back from the
opposition. All players bind and drive forward in a
balanced formation considering basic safety key factors. Players joining the maul do so from
behind the rear feet. From the first of August 2008 under experimental law
variations a player is allowed to pull the maul down by pulling another player
in the maul down from the shoulders to the hips.

IRB Rugby Ready – Maul / The maul
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2 thoughts on “IRB Rugby Ready – Maul / The maul

  • March 24, 2011 at 12:45 am

    we did this at practice today and let me tell yah that was not working out well ahaa

  • September 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I like it, for more thoughts on correct mauling technique on defence and attack, please feel free to visit my site for a couple of articles discussing this.


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