Struggling to get the hang of rucks and passing in Rugby 20? You’ll be ruck ‘n’ rolling in no time with these tips.
The ruck is one of the most important parts of rugby; it happens on a pretty consistent basis in any good game – and Rugby 20 is no different. When the player with the ball is tackled and drops to the ground, a ruck begins. Each team can then compete to win the loose ball.
Players must join the ruck from behind, and push against the players on the opposing team until the ball is won. Once it is won, the game is still stationary until the ball is played – either picked up, passed, or box kicked.
You’ll find that Rugby 20 is a game full of rucks, and mastering them is vital. Passing is inherently attached to rucking, as it’s pretty much impossible to master passing without knowing how to dominate in rucks too.
In Rugby 20, as soon as a ruck begins, you want to ensure you have enough players joined to win the ruck. To ensure this happens, watch the orange/blue circle around the feet of the players. You want to add players until the circle is almost completely blue (by pressing B), and then you can try to win the ball (when prompted) by pressing A.
Be careful to not just constantly add players to the ruck. Yes, you may be more likely to win the ruck, but speed after a ruck can be vital to breaking a defence, and you want your players ready to go.
Once you’ve won the ball, a countdown from 20 begins. In this time you can wait for your players to run back in to position before passing/kicking/taking the ball, or you can do this quickly. Consider how close you are to the try line, and if there are any gaps in the opponent’s defence. If you see a gap, play quickly; if you don’t, perhaps wait until all your players are in line.
You can choose how far you want to pass it too: do this by holding down the pass button for longer. Longer passes to the wing are fantastic ways of creating space, but they also make the pass more likely to be intercepted or dropped.
If you’re in a ruck in Rugby 20 with the opposing team close to scoring a try, you can choose to box kick the ball away. This will boot the ball around 20 feet away, but it will go to an opponent. It’s a good way to defend.
You can also choose to pick the ball up and play. This is a good way of punting the ball up high, creating space and opportunity for other players to win the ball.
There is no right or wrong way to approach a ruck in Rugby 20. It depends on the area of the pitch and the defending/attacking intent. But follow these steps and you’re certain to get exactly what you want out of each ruck.