How a dramatic increase in tackling and rucks changed the modern game

Rucks/

mauls

Tackles

Scrums

Lineouts

104

60

43

38

1970s

1980s

1995

Rugby

World Cup

2000s

2011

Rugby

World Cup

2015

Rugby

World Cup

2019

25

11

Six

322

213

Nations

Tackles

Rucks/mauls

Scrums

Lineouts

104

60

43

38

1970s

1980s

1995

Rugby World Cup

2000s

2011

Rugby World Cup

2015

Rugby World Cup

25

11

2019

322

213

Six Nations