[Tackle] Dragging away a player trying to tackle

cccref

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May i ask where is the rugby ball , or who has the rugby ball ,,is it on the floor or being carried
ball is being carried.
ball carrier is blocked but not brought to the ground, everybody is on their feet.
I assumed all 3 opponents were binded to ball carrier.
Carrier's teammate binds to one of the 3 opponent players, by doing that he goes beyond the ball (offside position).
it is not specified how the situation ends.

i think we have offside position, playing the man without the ball and even obstruction (they are binded, ok, but he's preventing an opponent to tackle his teammate).
 

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ball is being carried.
ball carrier is blocked but not brought to the ground, everybody is on their feet.
I assumed all 3 opponents were binded to ball carrier.
Carrier's teammate binds to one of the 3 opponent players, by doing that he goes beyond the ball (offside position).
it is not specified how the situation ends.

i think we have offside position, playing the man without the ball and even obstruction (they are binded, ok, but he's preventing an opponent to tackle his teammate).
I think it's safest to call it a maul.
If it's not a maul then there are no offside lines so he can't be offside . You could argue he is playing a man without the ball, but in a maul that's allowed , and it looks a lot like a maul
 

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I think it's safest to call it a maul.
If it's not a maul then there are no offside lines so he can't be offside . You could argue he is playing a man without the ball, but in a maul that's allowed , and it looks a lot like a maul
At this point I think i am going to call a maul.
About offside in a non-maul situation, he's playing in front of his teammate (ball carrier)
 

ChrisR

Player or Coach
The critical point is this: At the point that the BC's support player forms the maul from in front of the BC he is offside (in front of a teammate playing the ball) and cannot participate in the game.
 

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Yes I get the point but I think that almost always if the team mate enters from right side and binds into someone who is bound onto the ball carrier , it's going to be best to call it a maul
 

nylluma

Rugby Club Member
Maybe the answer is this (not sure though):

9.3 (Foul Play/Obstruction):
A player must not intentionally prevent an opponent from tackling or attempting to tackle the ball carrier.
 
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