tight forward

Related to tight forward: fly half, Scrum half

tight forward

n
(Rugby) rugby one of a number of forwards who are bound wholly into the scrum. Compare loose forward
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Wasps finally spent a sustained spell in the visitors' half at the hour mark, and after a Veainu interception prevented them from scoring in the left corner following a flowing move, Joe Launchbury was halted in his tracks by a tight forward pass call.
The pace at which Newcastle were playing asked serious questions of the Georgian backs, the world's 13th-ranked rugby nation more renowned for their tight forward play.
Comparison of proportion of time spent in the four speed zones for forwards and backs and for the five positional groups during professional rugby union match play Forwards Proportion of Tight forward Loose forward time in movement zones, * mean (SD) % time walking 79 (7) (e) 80 (6) % time jogging 18 (6) (d,e) 15 (5) % time striding 3 (4) 4 (1) % time sprinting 0.
These games often come down to the tight forward slog and he just seems to so often put his body on the line to frustrate Irish opposition.
Now 30 and with a decade of international rugby behind him, the iconic Leicester Tigers tight-head forms the cornerstone of Italy's tight forward game.
The 23-year-old made his senior England debut against New Zealand in November and he is considered one of the best tight forward prospects in the country.
Doha are always tough opponents with a huge pack of forwards and competitive backs but I am confident with that we can come away with the win if we work together as a tight forward unit and give our fantastic backs a good platform to play from.
Broughton was only denied a hat-trick by a tight forward pass decision.
Success came quickly for the ginger-headed Limerick man, who was educated in the dark arts of tight forward play by some of his province's more seasoned practitioners.
From a Rhys Webb box kick, the Kiwis countered, with a tight forward successfully targeted once again as Ben Smith went outside Ken Owens before putting in a cross-kick which Israel Dagg collected to send the ball wide with Moala going over the whitewash.
I first came across Ben when he was at Barking a few years ago, he's a powerful unit and will bring a lot to the squad," said rugby director Phil Maynard, "while in Martin we are bringing in an uncompromising tight forward who enjoys the physical side.