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During a ruck

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10. Possession may be won either by rucking or by pushing the opposing team off the ball.

11. Once a ruck has formed, no player may handle the ball unless they were able to get their hands on the ball before the ruck formed and stay on their feet.

12. Players must endeavour to remain on their feet throughout the ruck.

13. All players in a ruck must be caught in or bound to it and not just alongside it.

14. Players may play the ball with their feet, provided they do so in a safe manner.

15. Players on the ground must attempt to move away from the ball and must not play the ball in the ruck or as it emerges.

16. Players must not:

a. Pick the ball up with their legs.
b. Intentionally collapse a ruck or jump on top of it.
c. Intentionally step on another player.
d. Fall over the ball as it is coming out of a ruck.
e. Kick, or attempt to kick, the ball out of a ruck

Sanction: Penalty.

f. Return the ball into the ruck.
g. Take any action to make opponents believe that the ruck has ended when it has not.

Sanction: Free-kick.