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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.
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.
But he warned match officials that they have to be consistent in the way they referee rucking in games - the outspoken Corkman claims it is the most important issue for the game during these finals.
The panel therefore concluded: 'In consideration of this evidence and the oral testimony of the player, the committee accepted that Williams was rucking at the area of the football, including the arm of the English player obstructing this area.
NEWPORT have taken disciplinary action against Wales A flanker Jason Forster by fining and suspending him for two matches for over-vigorous rucking in last weekend's Principality Cup semi-final victory over Bridgend.
Back home in New Zealand in 1997, I was suspended for four weeks for a rucking incident off the ball," he said.