What is a Knock and Scrum in Rugby

What is a knock on in Rugby?

There are three cases happening in reality that a knock-on will occur. 

  • When a player loses his possession of the Rugby ball and make it go forward
  • Player hits the ball forward with his hand or arm.
  • The ball hits the hand or arm, then goes forward, and the ball touches the ground or touches other players before the person who throws the ball can catch it. 

Basically, the knock-on happens as a result of the ball going forward without a possession and hitting the ground or other players. (the ball goes forward while a player attempts to play it after a tackle)

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What Is A Scrum In Rugby?

A scrum (or scrummage) is a method of restarting a match in rugby. This method is related to the unite of players. They will pack their head down and attempt to gain possession of the depending on whether it is in rugby union or rugby league, the scrum is used after an accidental infringement or when the ball is out. Starting a match from the scrimmage is ideal. 

Scrum is considered as an evolution of team building, group working to maximize the efficiency of a team. 

In Rugby, Scrum is shown as a model below: 

Here we have a formation of 7 players who will complete mission: 

  • Make sure the opponent cannot get the ball
  • Make sure the ball is placed at the line at the end of the yard. 
  • Let the formation come to the line at the end of the yard. 

Therefore, Scrum is a group including the players who are designated forwards binding together in three rows. It engages with the opposition team so that the players’ heads are interlocked with those of the other side’s front row.