loose forward


Also found in: Wikipedia.

loose forward

n
(Rugby) rugby one of a number of forwards who play at the back or sides of the scrum and who are not bound wholly into it. Compare tight forward
References in periodicals archive ?
Akauola was sin-binned for the challenge on Salford loose forward Tyrone McCarthy during his side's 22-12 home defeat by the Red Devils and has been issued with a grade C charge by the Rugby Football League's match review panel.
Loose forward Westwood has been given a two-match penalty notice for a grade C dangerous tackle on centre Konrad Hurrell in the seventh minute of his side's 26-6 victory over Leeds on Saturday.
"He's a loose forward and has got a bit of utility value and is a bit of a firecracker.
He made his senior debut at loose forward in an Eastern Region game at Doncaster on March 28, 1964, with the 'Fartowners' winning 10-5.
HULL KR loose forward Tyrone McCarthy is confident boxing sessions with local hero Tommy Coyle can help the Robins this season.
MARK BENNETT POSITION: POSITION: Centre Centre CLUB: CLUB: Glasgow Warriors Glasgow Warriors HEIG HEIGHT: T: 6ft 6ft WEIG WEIGHT: T: 89kg 89kg CAP CAP CAPS: 2 ALEX DUNBAR POSITION: POSITION: Centre Centre CLUB: CLUB: Glasgow Warriors Glasgow Warriors HEIG HEIGHT: T: 6ft, 1in 6ft, 1in WEIG WEIGHT: T: 104kg 104kg CAP CAP CAPS: 1 11 JOHNNIE BEATTIE POSITION: POSITION: Flanker Flanker CLUB: CLUB: Castres Castres HEIG HEIGHT: T: 6ft 4in 6ft 4in WEIG WEIGHT: T: 106kg 106kg CAP CAP CAPS: 34 34 BLAIR COWAN POSITION: POSITION: Loose forward Loose forward CLUB: CLUB: London Irish London Irish
Operating as either a second-row or loose forward, Hobson was a regular in his debut season with the Roughyeds in 2013, but he only played a couple of times for them in Championship One last year.
Briscoe, who was a regular in England's 2011 Four Nations campaign, is also set to return, while Warrington forward Ben Harrison is the likely replacement for Wigan loose forward Sean O'Loughlin, who has been ruled out with a hamstring strain.
The trio have been the spine of the Leeds in this successful period, and Burrows said: "There aren't many Super League clubs who have got three players, stand-off, scrumhalf and loose forward that have been together for as long as we have.
Henry singled out the loose forward trio of captain Richie McCaw, Adam Thomson and Kieran Read, who dominated their opposites David Pocock, Rocky Elsom and George Smith at the breakdown.
The Hurricanes loose forward, who has played 20 Tests for New Zealand, played club rugby in Wellington on Saturday under the watchful eye of All Blacks forwards coach Steve Hansen and was given the nod as Richie McCaw's replacement ahead of young New Zealand Maori duo Tanerau Latimer and Liam Messam.
With a shortage of available tight-head options, Wales head coach Gareth Jenkins redesigned his replacement bench and added Thomas as an extra loose forward. Gethin Jenkins, who starts at loose-head prop, will now cover both sides of the scrum.