a basic attacking move intended to promote the ball down the field rather than specifically result in a touchdown.
When a runner has come into contact with opponents and the ball has gone to the ground, players may bind themselves into a ruck. There must be at least three players bound. The ruck ends when the ball leaves the ruck and can be handled by a player who is not part of the ruck, or when a scrum is ordered. A ruck is similar to a maul, except that the ball is on the ground. A player may use his/her hands to play the ball while it is in a ruck – doing so results in a penalty for the opposition.
a loose variation of a scrum
a phase of play where one or more players from each team, who are on their feet, in physical contact, close around the ball on the ground
A ruck is formed anywhere on the field when the ball is on the ground and one or more players from each team, on their feet and in physical contact, close around the ball between them.
the resulting scrummage that forms after a maul is known as a ruck.
a group of players all trying to get possession of the ball.
A loose formation created around a free ball or a player who has been brought to the ground with the ball.
typically after a runner has come into contact and the ball has been delivered to the ground once any combination of at least three players have bound themselves a ruck has been set. The primary difference from a maul is that the ball is on the ground. See Maul