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What is the aim of a scrum in rugby?

Last Updated: 16th March, 2020

World Rugby Laws - World Rugby's Law Education Web Site: Law 19: Scrum. The purpose of a scrum is to restart play with a contest for possession after a minor infringement or stoppage. A knock-on or throw forward, apart from at a lineout. In the scrum zone at the point closest to the place of infringement.

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People also ask, does the ball have to go in straight in a scrum?

The scrum-half must put the ball in straight to the scrum, but they are allowed to align their shoulder to the middle line of the scrum. So the ball has to be put in straight, but rather than being put in down the middle of the tunnel it is put in slightly towards the scrum-half's own team.

Furthermore, what side of the scrum does the ball go in? The scrum-half can roll the ball in from either the left-hand side or the right-hand side of the scrum.

Besides, how far can you push in a scrum?

Maximum 1.5m travel in scrum. Maximum 1.5 metres push. A team in a scrum must not push the scrum more than 1.5 metres towards their opponents' goal line.

What is a scrum penalty?

Twisting, dipping or collapsing a scrum will result in a penalty against the offending team. FRONT ROW OFFENCES. Rather than engaging square on with their opponent, tight-head props can bore their heads into the hooker. This limits the movement of the opposition hooker.

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