back back rowthe forwards at the rear of a scrum ballcentre conversiona score made after a try by kicking the ball over the crossbar from a place kick crossbara horizontal beam across a pair of goalposts drop goallock forwardeither of two players who make up the second line of the scrum and apply weight to the forwards in the front line loose forwardone of a number of forwards who play at the back or sides of the scrum and who are not bound wholly into it loose headthe prop on the hooker's left in the front row of a scrum five-eighth (Australian, New Zealand)(in rugby) a player positioned between the scrum-half and the inside-centre flanker or wing forward (rugby union)a wing forward forwardfront rowthe forwards at the front of a scrum full backgarryowen(rugby union)goalposteither of two upright posts supporting the crossbar of a goal half backhookerthe central forward in the front row of a scrum whose main job is to hook the ball knock online-out(rugby union)the method of restarting play when the ball goes into touch, the forwards forming two parallel lines at right angles to the touchline and jumping for the ball when it is thrown in mark(rugby union)an action in which a player standing inside his own 22m line catches a forward kick by an opponent and shouts "mark", entitling himself to a free kick maul(rugby union)a loose scrum that forms around a player who is holding the ball and on his feet number eight forward(rugby union)scrum or scrummagethe act or method of restarting play after an infringement when the two opposing packs of forwards group together with heads down and arms interlocked and push to gain ground while the scrum half throws the ball in and the hookers attempt to scoop it out to their own team. A scrum is usually called by the referee (set scrum) but may be formed spontaneously (loose scrum) stand-off half, fly half, or outside halfa player who acts as a link between his scrum half and three-quarter backs packthe forwards of a team or both teams collectively, as in a scrum or in rucking passthe transfer of a ball from one player to another penaltyprop forwardpunta kick in certain sports, such as rugby, in which the ball is released and kicked before it hits the ground refereeruck(rugby union)a loose scrum that forms around the ball when it is on the ground scrum halfa player who puts in the ball at scrums and tries to get it away to his three-quarter backs second rowthe forwards in the second row of a scrum tacklea physical challenge to an opponent, as to prevent his progress with the ball three-quartertight headthe prop on the hooker's right in the front row of a scrum touch judgeone of the two linesmen in rugby trythe act of an attacking player touching the ball down behind the opposing team's goal line, scoring five or, in Rugby League, four points up and under(rugby league)winger ▷ See rugby
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Word List of Rugby terms from the Collins English Word Lists