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The maul
For implementation:
January 1st 2016 in Southern Hemisphere
June 1st 2016 in Northern Hemisphere

The ball can be moved backwards hand-to-hand once the maul has formed. A player is not allowed to move/slide to the back of the maul when that player is in possession of the ball.

Sanction: Penalty kick

Ball is transferred backwards in the maul - LEGAL

Ball remains in the middle of the maul - LEGAL

Ball carrier moves / slides towards the back of the maul whilst in possession of the ball - in the future this will be PENALISED