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Create and Stop a Maul with Brendon Ratcliffe

Brendon Ratcliffe is back in front of the camera. In this series, Brendon looks at all aspects of the maul from setup to defending one.

Part 1. Driving Maul from a lineout / Stage 1 - Setting the platform   8:13 Member content

Brendon is back with his new Maul Series and Part 1 is all about setting the platform. Enjoy!

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Part 2. Driving Maul from a lineout / Stage 2 - The Drive 12:18 Member content

This week we look at stage 2 of the driving maul from a lineout. Enjoy! Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2
Duration 20:31
Topics Attack Set Piece Player Programme Maul
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Others   Supporters and fans  
Languages English

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Defenders cannot be blocked from attacking the jumper once he has landed. Some refs may penalise if the lifters bind across jumpers backand are to forward of him, so as to block defenders.


Hi Keri—John, we have discussed the setup with NZ and UK referees. As long as the jumper comes straight down and the ball is not passed back the players are legally permitted to bind in the prescribed manner.

New Zealand

Quick question, aren’t the props dangerously close to being offside and causing obstruction? Referee’s interpretation?


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