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When is a line out formed?
When is a line out formed?

The line out is another one of the awesome sites of rugby union.

It is a way of re-starting play after the ball has been knocked or kicked out of play past the touch line.

The line out is taken on the exact spot where the ball went out of play.

It can have anywhere between three to eight players from each side in it, up to 16 in total, all aiming to get their hands on the ball for their team.

So how does it work?

The advantage is with the team throwing in.

They get the ball because they were not the team who last touched the ball before it went out.

They also get to decide how many players will make up the line out.

When is a line out formed?
Forming a line out
Throwing in at a line out
When is a line out re-taken?

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