tight five


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tight five

n
(Rugby) rugby informal the combined front and second rows of a rugby union scrum
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From a tight five point of view, I thought we put in a pretty good shift.
They have a strong tight five and a strong set-piece and they are going to really test us.
Then, with regard to the two changes up front, we wanted to bring in a couple of extra players to a our pack and also give a number of our forwards from last weekend, and particularly our tight five, an opportunity to go out there and impose themselves.
I always find it amusing when people tell us they are going to beat us up in the tight five," said Hansen.
Coach Steve Hansen said: "I always find it amusing when people tell us they are going to beat us up in the tight five.
If the tight five do the job everyone else can play.
And Kiwi head coach Hansen said: "I always find it amusing when people tell us they are going to beat us up in the tight five.
He was also at the heart of a typically solid display from Italy's alwaysexcellent tight five, which won seven of their eight scrum put-ins, and 13 of 15 lineout throws.
Les Kiss has named the same back-line and the same tight five, with Alan O'Connor and Franco van der Merwe locking down behind hooker Rory Best who captains the side alongside props Kyle McCall and Wiehahn Herbst.
He added: "His experience in the tight five is vital as that's where most of your power comes from.
Our loose forwards will be important to contain Singapore and our tight five will have to be dominant to keep Singapore from going too wide too quickly.
Morgan, described by England head coach Stuart Lancaster as a "dead-set, like-for-like replacement" for Vunipola, has suffered through playing behind the underpowered tight five that has blighted Gloucester's season.