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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Huddersfield Head Coach Gareth Lewis said: "Dominic will bring proven talent, personality and a voice to our back line.
ADAM DUGDALE made a solid and assured debut at the heart of the back line on an afternoon at Prenton Park when Tranmere were able to take a positive view of just about everything except the result.
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.
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.
The carriage is fixed on skyline and cableway can pull haul-back line to eject mainline slack or pull mainline to attract load toward carriage and simultaneously wind up haul back line onto winch in carriage.
You don't play against that many teams that never stop the ball at the back but just hoist it forward into your back line again," Hodgson said.
You don't have to be a fool to look at our back line and see how good it is.
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.
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.
With the Spartans (9-4-3, 3-0-2) missing their biggest presence on defense, it allowed the Wildcats to capitalize on their final opportunity against a much smaller back line.
This means that the back line of defenders must move to the midfield line to hold the whole opposing team onside in their half of the field.