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1. Rugby a loose scrum that forms around the ball when it is on the ground
2. Australian Rules football the three players, two ruckmen and a rover, that do not have fixed positions but follow the ball closely
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When proper rucking, like that made famous by the New Zealand All Blacks was allowed, they didn't kick their feet forward, they drove over the ball and won the space so they could then see exactly where their feet were and push opponents out of it with a backwards motion.
Rucking is the act of clearing an opposition player away from the ball, an accepted practice providing the motion of the foot is backwards, not dangerous or near the head.
But there are also grave concerns within the camp as to how the hearing was conducted and its consequences for rucking in rugby.
Their quick tempo rucking also forced Blackwood into conceding early penalties, allowing Byron Hayward to open up an early six-point lead.
"I was rucking in a proper manner but as my foot went down, his head turned and I caught him high on the chest.
Young fly-half Sion Pringle capitalised on another strong rucking movement to quickly gather the ball and touch down for a try that was converted.
So the next time the Telegraph wants to "expose" the subsidy of writing in Wales it should consider speaking to someone who has made a contribution to Welsh literature rather than get a rucking from a man who makes a mockery of it.