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Offside at a maul

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4. Each team has an offside line that runs parallel to the goal line through the maul participants’ hindmost foot that is nearest to that team’s goal line. If that foot is on or behind the goal line, the offside line for that team is the goal line.

5. A player must either join a maul from an onside position or retire behind their offside line immediately. Sanction: Penalty.

6. Players who leave a maul must immediately retire behind the offside line. These players may re-join the maul. Sanction: Penalty.