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When is a scrum formed?
When is a scrum formed?

A scrum is a way of re-starting play after:

  • The ball has been knocked on
  • The ball has gone forward
  • Accidental offside
  • The ball has not come out from a ruck or maul

    Not everyone can join a scrum.

    Only eight players from each team can take part.

    They are almost always the eight forwards in the side.

    The scrum is formed at the place where the infringement happened.

    All scrums must take place at least five metres from the touch or trylines.

  • When is a scrum formed?
    Forming a scrum
    Feeding the scrum
    Hooking the ball
    When is a scrum finished?
    When is a scrum re-taken again?

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