Poaching/Jackaling - Guide to Winning Turn Overs

Post date: May 16, 2014 7:16:38 PM

Poaching/Jackaling - Winning Turn Overs

*Please note the law has changed since this video was released* 

After a tackle, before a ruck is formed, the tackler or another defender has an opportunity to gain possession of the ball from the tackled player.

Key Points for all Poachers

As of 2021, referees have been quicker to award poachers a penalty. Prior to 2021, referees required poachers to survive the ruck. Now referees adjudicate this area more like 7's, where all the poacher needs is the upward movement of an attempt to take the ball from the tackled player.