When a maul goes to ground and is not deemed to be collapsed intentionally:
- There is no obligation for any players to release the ball or roll away.
- If the ball is available, play should continue. Availability would constitute that the referee can see the ball and the team in possession are in the process of recycling the ball.
- If the ball is not available, a scrum is awarded to the team that did not have possession of the ball at the commencement of the maul.
RICHARD EVERY | High Performance Referee Manager | USA Rugby
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