Maul Entry

Jarrod Burton


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Happened in the AusVEng game last night.

Gold not involved at the back of a maul which gets twisted and partially breaks apart, with the rear of the maul now exposed to the Gold line. The maul trucks on and the gold defender hits the rear/side of the white maul which happens to be the closest point to him. Gold Player penalised for incorrect entry.

I can't see how this is correct in law or in the spirit - if a mauling team choose to change direction and expose the ball carrier why should it be rewarded?
 

Dickie E


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have you got the game time?
 

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Happened in the AusVEng game last night.

Gold not involved at the back of a maul which gets twisted and partially breaks apart, with the rear of the maul now exposed to the Gold line. The maul trucks on and the gold defender hits the rear/side of the white maul which happens to be the closest point to him. Gold Player penalised for incorrect entry.

I can't see how this is correct in law or in the spirit - if a mauling team choose to change direction and expose the ball carrier why should it be rewarded?

did gold bind onto the maul from behind the rear foot?

If not he's offside surely ?
 

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Happened in the AusVEng game last night.

Gold not involved at the back of a maul which gets twisted and partially breaks apart, with the rear of the maul now exposed to the Gold line. The maul trucks on and the gold defender hits the rear/side of the white maul which happens to be the closest point to him. Gold Player penalised for incorrect entry.

I can't see how this is correct in law or in the spirit - if a mauling team choose to change direction and expose the ball carrier why should it be rewarded?
Just processing the description here, I'm not sure how the back of a White maul can have the Gold try line. Players may rotate, but the back of the mail remains at the back.

If a defender then hits the rear/side of the maul them it must be illegal entry... He must engage through the gate.
 

Jarrod Burton


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Just processing the description here, I'm not sure how the back of a White maul can have the Gold try line. Players may rotate, but the back of the mail remains at the back.

If a defender then hits the rear/side of the maul them it must be illegal entry... He must engage through the gate.
If a maul spins 90 degrees and white players are the closest players to Gold try line where is the rearmost player? No gate in mauls, just a requirement to bind to the rearmost player.
 

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I havent see the incident but from the description it sounds like it shouldn’t have been a penalty. Difficult to be certain without seeing it as its likely to be a dynamic situation and may not have been as straightforward as described.
 
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