Summary of articles studying the characteristics of the ruck set phases during ball possession.
|Kraak et al., 2016||(n = 646) *matches||The results indicate increased playing time results in an increase in the total number of rucks per game.|
|Schoeman et al., 2017||(n = 60) *matches||More effective offensive rucks lead to a higher standard of play, greater continuity and a greater ability to keep the ball in possession.|
|Vaz et al., 2019||(n = 8) *matches||Losing teams are involved in a higher number of rucks than winning teams.|
|Bunker & Spencer, 2021||(n = 45) *matches||Winning teams are involved in fewer than 78 rucks in their total offensive match sequences.|
|Ungureanu et al., 2019||(n = 132) *matches||Increased efficiency and speed of rucks generates greater speed in the game, which relates to a greater ability to score points.|
|Vaz et al., 2011||(n = 159) *matches||In close matches, winning teams are involved in fewer rucks than losing teams, and demonstrate a greater ability to generate quick set phases to provide more attacking options.|
|Kraak & Welman, 2014||(n = 15) *matches||Winning teams use fewer players in the rucks than losing teams, thus creating a greater availability of attacking options in open play.|