Italy revolutionizes and scandalizes the sport of rugby by "rucking" less.
A rugby match is built on "rucks," what happens when a player is tackled to the ground. In an 80-minute game, it happens about 200 times. The ball-carrier goes down, everybody huddles around him, then he almost always manages to pass the ball to his teammates, setting up for another offensive play.
But what happens when the defensive side doesn't send anybody to the scrimmage, as Italy preferred not to in an international match just yesterday?
It caused chaos. Since no rucks were formed when an Englishman was wrestled to the ground, there was no offside line during those plays. Subsequently, Italian defenders were free to wander around to the English side of the tackle and wait for the ball to arrive, since all passes must go backwards. The sport was turned completely on its head. At times, it was like watching a computer game with a glitch, or a bizarre version of American football in which the defensive end gets to stand next to the quarterback.
England still won, 36-15, but that didn't exactly quiet the howling.