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Joining a ruck

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5. An arriving player must be on their feet and join from behind their offside line.

6. A player may join alongside but not in front of the hindmost player.

7. A player must bind onto a team-mate or an opposition player. The bind must precede or be simultaneous with contact with any other part of the body.

8. Players must join the ruck or retire behind their offside line immediately.

9. Players who have previously been part of the ruck may rejoin the ruck, provided they do so from an onside position.

Sanction: Penalty.