New law clarification from WR

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So when the ruck ends do all the players IN the caterpillar also have to to get back behind the back foot before participating in the game ?
 

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So when the ruck ends do all the players IN the caterpillar also have to to get back behind the back foot before participating in the game ?
... or be put onside by teammates running past them?
 

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So offside for the player attempting to charge down the kick, but we ignore the blatant offside by the scrum-half moving in front of the hindmost foot to roll the ball back to box-kick. If you want to move the ball, someone bound into the ruck should be moving it.
 

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So offside for the player attempting to charge down the kick, but we ignore the blatant offside by the scrum-half moving in front of the hindmost foot to roll the ball back to box-kick. If you want to move the ball, someone bound into the ruck should be moving it.
They seem to have borrowed from the scrum law:
19.29 [...]at least one foot level with or behind the ball.
 
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