Like it or loathe it -- and New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is certainly no fan -- the rolling maul
has proved an effective try-scoring weapon during the Rugby World Cup.
When you chop by bringing the maul
straight downward, tilt the blade about 30 to 40 degrees off of center so that when it impacts the wood, the blade is not vertical but at an angle.
The return of the maul
will be a nightmare to be honest," said Tait.
While most believe the return of the maul
as an attacking force is a step back in the right direction, Tait has concerned himself more with how to nullify the powerful weapon.
Talking to senior figures in refereeing circles reveals a palpable lack of either sympathy or lament at the removal of the driving maul
from the game.
Newcastle started with a bang, muscling the Saints pack up the the line after opting to kick to the corner rather than taking three points and when the maul
collapsed just short, Lee Dickson whipped the ball out and Toby Flood stepped through for a seventhminute try which Jonny Wilkinson converted.
Another rolling maul
upfield saw the whole Brid pack cross YM's line, and at the bottom of the pile was back rower Ben Lawry.
Obviously the maul
was one area and that certainly worked for us.
MEANWHILE Australian coach Eddie Jones believes England's rolling maul
tactics are illegal and has called on referees to adjudicate on that area of the game more closely.
The Wallabies coach described the fearsome mauls
, employed by Clive Woodward's men,as simply a much bigger, ``road-train'' version of the offence known as `truck and trailer', which involves the ball carrier being preceded into a tackle by one of his own players.
Ginger herself enjoys a few moments of heightened sexual pleasure, and she enthusiastically mauls
a couple of obnoxious idiots.
Wasps three times enjoyed the familiar sequence of line-out, scrums, penalties and mauls
close to Gloucester's line.
Instead of a clever fusion like, say, the Jam mauling Motown for leftist purposes on ``Town Called Malice,'' Green Day mauls
the Jam's introspective ``Away From the Numbers'' for the generic pop-lite of ``Redundant.
For more, read: "Bear Stearns Mauls
All Back coach Steve Hansen's fears and warning on the way rugby is developing GET rid of the boring rolling mauls
it's like American football with eight blockers impossible to stop.