There is some mixed messages arriving from new ruck video. Can you please clarify .
1 man ruck from completed tackle .
As in video team mate of ball carrier steps over tackle area. There is now an off side line as explained by alaine rolland
If 1 man ruckers steps back in front of ball. Alaine rolland suggests off side lines are now gone .
Question 1 ) If lads in middle from opposition were already off side .Do they now automatically become on side
Question 2 ) If lads who are lazy runners , who were off side in 1 man ruck .Do they now become on side again & can they now intercept a possible pass or tackle ball carrier .From an originally off side position , providing they 1 meter from original tackle zone .
Once a ruck has formed offside lines are created. When that ruck ends the offside lines disappear for the ruck and we are back to open play. However players who were in an offside position need to get back onside before they can participate in the game.
They can do this as follows.
11.8 PUTTING ONSIDE A PLAYER RETIRING DURING A RUCK, MAUL,SCRUM OR LINEOUT
When a ruck, maul, scrum or lineout forms, a player who is offside and is retiring as required by Law remains offside even when the opposing team wins possession and the ruck, maul, scrum or lineout has ended. The player is put onside by retiring behind the applicable offside line. No other action of the offside player and no action of that player’s team mates can put the offside player onside.
If the player remains offside the player can be put onside only by the action of the opposing team.
There are two such actions:
Opponent runs 5 metres with ball. When an opponent carrying the ball has run 5 metres,the offside player is put onside. An offside player is not put onside when an opponentpasses the ball. Even if the opponents pass the ball several times, their action does not put the offside player onside.
Opponent kicks. When an opponent kicks the ball, the offside player is put onside.
The Rugby Ref
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