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Five metre scrum
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The five metre scrum is one of the best ways of putting loads of pressure on your opponent's defence.

It's given to the attacking side after one of the defending team has grounded the ball inside their own goal area.

But it will only be given if the defender has carried or handled the ball in their own in-goal area.

The other way a five metre scrum will be awarded is if the attacking team gets within five metres of the try line, but are held up by the opposition's defence.

Because the attacking team has the momentum going forward, the referee will award them the feed at the scrum.





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