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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Scarlets also scrummaged well, which was an area Leinster hoped to have an advantage, with Owens winning a strike against the head while their line-out went well.
7 THE hooker hit more of his intended targets than opposite number Richard Hibbard at the lineout but had the embarrassment of losing a strike against the head at a scrum.
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.
The early strike against the head as Allen Clarke lowered the colours of the celebrated Marc Dal Maso?
Just prior to half time a strike against the head by Clive Robinson was followed by a strong scrum surge for O'Keefe to dab down wide out.