strike against the head

strike against the head

Describes the opponents’ winning of the ball from the opposition in the scrum.
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And they took the lead four minutes before the interval after getting a shove on at a scrum to win a strike against the head.
Peterborough's tap-penalty speciality caused the home side some problems but a strike against the head enabled Danny Facer to tee up Joss Andrews and Blood logged a handsome kick-and-chase solo effort, both tries converted by Warner.
The next try came from a scrum with hooker Nick Irlam taking a strike against the head and allowing centre Dave Davies breaking through the defence to touch down.
The pack claimed a strike against the head and when the ball was shipped along the line the flying Dutchman made no mistake in going over.
A rare strike against the head saw Liam Tai Hogan level the scores with an unconverted try.
And, as Saracens looked to line up Hougaard for a winning drop-goal in the final minute, Worcester's forwards produced a powerful scrum to take a strike against the head and Walker hoofed the ball into the stands for another draw.
Despite Stour having first use of a strong wind behind them it was Manchester who struck first following a strike against the head at a scrum to the visitors, blind-side flanker Stuart Eboral plunging over for a try on the short side.
A strike against the head set up Neath's second try with No 8 Lee Beach and Hook sending Richard Johnston over for his 50th league try.
Props Andy Deacon from Gloucester and Willy Begarie of Colomiers shaped up toe to toe after Gloucester won a strike against the head.
From this strike against the head Ulster went forward with Mark Blair once again showing his dynamism going forward and they won a penalty to take the lead.
A home pack, including six policemen, thought they had won it for Wales taking a strike against the head for Cardiff's Bobby Delahay to score but the try was ruled out and the scrum re-set.
A strike against the head at a scrum saw flanker Tom Roberts power over to take the lead with Griffith adding the conversion.