back row

back row

n (functioning as singular or plural)
(Rugby) rugby union
a. the forwards at the rear of a scrum
b. (as modifier): an Australian back-row forward.
References in classic literature ?
I sat in the back row of seats, under the shadow of the gallery, where I could see him without his seeing me.
Eager faces strained round pillars and corners, to get a sight of him; spectators in back rows stood up, not to miss a hair of him; people on the floor of the court, laid their hands on the shoulders of the people before them, to help themselves, at anybody's cost, to a view of him--stood a-tiptoe, got upon ledges, stood upon next to nothing, to see every inch of him.
For being in one of the back rows of the King's Bench the other day, with a pen in my hand, the fancy came into my head to try how I had preserved that accomplishment.
In the back row, from left, are team members Redford, Ewing, Bartle, Wilson, Wilson, Cole, unidentified, Reynolds, Richmond and Ainsley, and, in the front, Hughes, Olley, Detective Chief Inspector Leigh, Mr Davison, Hobbs, Smith and Rigby.
The 6ft 3ins flanker, who can play anywhere across the back row, enjoyed a superb season as the Titans reached the play-offs - he was named their player of the season and was nominated for the Championship player of the year award, as well as earning a spot in the 2014/15 Dream Team.
JOE SCHMIDT'S bumper Ireland squad selection has helped to highlight the exciting back row riches that the country's last hope for Champions Cup glory takes to Coventry tomorrow.
Back row left to right - Katie Rose, Megan Ord, Sian William, Cari Davies, Tanisha Griffith and Naomi Lee.
GREGOR TOWNSEND has agreed extended deals with Ryan Wilson and James Eddie as he moves to add depth to Glasgow Warriors' already competitive back row Wilson has penned a two-year extension while Eddie has signed a new 12-month agreement.
The home front row played like back row forwards, the back row like centres and the backs were just too hot for Town to handle, scoring ten of the tries themselves, the others coming from their back row and several of them from deep positions.
He is likely to team up with Fulgence Ouedraogo and Louis Picamoles in the back row in Rome.
I would be more than happy to play anywhere in the back row with Wales," said the Blues man.
And now, 41 years on, it would be no surprise if Wales again provided the entire back row in Australia next year.