The rolling maul is a technique for moving the ball up the field in the game of rugby.

it is employed with great success by the England rugby team but it is very boring for spectators.

Running rugby is the antithesis of the &rolling maul. Jeff Wilson is a great exponent of this exciting method of the game.

Of course, spectators want to see waif like backs running the length of the field and diving spectacularly over the line.

They fail to realise that keeping a rolling maul going is a great feat of teamwork and a demonstration of the skill of the team.

I've just spent a year in Japan where my unfit Expat team wiped the floor with spectaularly fit running rugby types using the rolling maul alone

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