back line


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back line

n
1. (in some team sports) the defensive players considered as a unit
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And I think we showed on Saturday that if we give our back line quick ball we can cause problems for the opposition.
But if we've any chance we're going to need a serious performance from our back line.
Huddersfield Head Coach Gareth Lewis said: "Dominic will bring proven talent, personality and a voice to our back line.
The Englishman went on to write that the hosts need talents like Cooper in their back line if they are going to work around a bulky Lions side, because taking them on in an arm wrestle isn't an option.
After a scoreless first half, Swansea's Michu netted the game's first goal in the 58th minute, heading the ball just past Arsenal's back line and squeezing a low ground shot past Wojciech Szczesny.
In this year's final, he downed powerhouse Matt Philips, chasing down Philips' best shots while employing serve after serve to the back line.
A perfectly-weighted crossfield kick over the Darlington back line and into the try area by Jonny Heal was cleanly grounded by Olly Ross, who read the play superbly to open the scoring and put Billingham into an early 5-0 lead.
You don't have to be a fool to look at our back line and see how good it is.
Number of players in the batch experiment was 24 of 12 players and 12 players forwards of the back line.
TOMMY Bowe is adamant Ireland's back line will persist with their expansive approach to this year's RBS Six Nations Championship when they take on Italy in Rome on Sunday.
Chorley, an ever-present in a back line that has kept nine clean sheets in the last 12 league and cup games, is playing some of his best football since joining the club 18 months ago.
He can look forward to feeding a back line including the returning quartet of Toby Flood, Jamie Noon, Jonny Wilkinson and Mathew Tait and added: "When the England boys are around there's a lot of excitement at the club ( you can see everyone go up a notch in training because they want to prove their point against the international lads.