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maul

1. a heavy two-handed hammer suitable for driving piles, wedges, etc.
2. Rugby a loose scrum that forms around a player who is holding the ball and on his feet

maul

[mȯl]
(engineering)

maul, mall

maul
1. A heavy, wooden mallet. 2.See beetle.
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Scrum illegalities, which all packs -- including England -- indulge in, might cost three points but what Australia do with their driving mauls is equally illegal and it rewards them with tries and many more points than any number of scrum infringements," he wrote in the Daily Telegraph.
It has decided any player making a high or so-called choke tackle around the neck runs the risk of being sin-binned or sent off and deemed dangerous clean-outs around the neck at rucks and mauls must be penalised.
While browsing the various comments related to the 'lion mauls American' story, one stated 'Perhaps we should look at why these lions are aggressive', to which my immediate response was- 'because they are wild'.
Pivac was baffled by the decision by Irish referee Dudley Phillips in the 78th minute to penalise replacement Rob McCusker at an offensive driving maul which set up the platform for the crucial try from JJ Hanrahan.
We aren't going to cheat using a hydraulic wood splitter (of course if I owned one I wouldn't consider it cheating), but using wedges and a maul.
Richie Vernon 6 Used as a line-out target, largely tidy at the scrum base and grafted in the mauls, one typical exciting break.
Rugby purists and traditionalists from the Northern Hemisphere breathed a triumphant sigh of relief when the IRB binned the particular ELV that allowed mauls to be pulled down.
Admitting the removal of the Experimental Law Variation (ELV) that allowed mauls to be pulled down has provided some defensive headaches at Kingston Park, Falcons assistant coach Tait said the hard work is well under way to verse the whole squad in how to deal with the ageold ploy.
The conference recommended the law allowing mauls to be pulled down should be thrown out.
Rolling mauls will be relegated to the ranks of fond memories.
It was all a bit messy as Flood screwed a drop goal shot well wide and Northampton finally got their act together with a series of driving mauls which ended with Christian Labit driving over even though it appeared he lost the ball as he crashed through.
Having taken a 7-0 lead after just seven minutes, and having the beating of their opposite numbers in the backs, YM were once again `old-manned' by a big Brid pack who spent most of the day `sticking the ball up their jumpers' and driving it forward with a succession of rolling mauls.