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What is a jackler?

What is a jackler? The jackler is the first arriving team-mate of the tackler at the tackle, or the first person to get to an isolated ball carrier who is…

Who kicks off after a score in rugby?

Who kicks off after a score in rugby? Let’s start at the very start, with the first kick-off: At the start of a rugby match, one team’s captain will have…

What is a box kick?

What is a box kick? A box kick is when a kicker – almost always the scrum-half – picks up the ball from the base of a ruck and punts…