If a player is tackled to the ground by 2 opponents do both tacklers have the ‘privilege’ of there not being an offside line? Can both players get to their feet, show they are clear of the player and then jackle from the opponents side? Or must one return to his own side and come through the gate?
Many thanks in anticipation, Gary
Anyone who is classed as a tackler can get to their feet and compete for the ball from any direction.
So yes, both tacklers (provided they are clearly defined as tacklers) can play for the ball from any direction as you suggest.
Opposition players who hold the ball carrier and bring that player to ground, andwho also go to ground, are known as tacklers.
Opposition players who hold the ball carrier and do not go to ground are nottacklers.The Rugby Ref