back row

back row

n (functioning as singular or plural)
(Rugby) rugby union
a. the forwards at the rear of a scrum
b. (as modifier): an Australian back-row forward.
References in classic literature ?
I sat in the back row of seats, under the shadow of the gallery, where I could see him without his seeing me.
("No, no," from a sceptical student in the back row.) If the young gentleman in the red tie who cried "No, no," and who presumably claimed to have been hatched out of an egg, would wait upon him after the lecture, he would be glad to see such a curiosity.
Eager faces strained round pillars and corners, to get a sight of him; spectators in back rows stood up, not to miss a hair of him; people on the floor of the court, laid their hands on the shoulders of the people before them, to help themselves, at anybody's cost, to a view of him--stood a-tiptoe, got upon ledges, stood upon next to nothing, to see every inch of him.
For being in one of the back rows of the King's Bench the other day, with a pen in my hand, the fancy came into my head to try how I had preserved that accomplishment.
Wales' likely starting back row against Australia on Saturday - Tipuric, Dan Lydiate and Ross Moriarty - are all Lions.
STUART Barnes believes back row selection alone could decide Wales' clash with England on the second weekend of the Six Nations.
The South African, who has been capped twice by Ireland, has played the majority of his 195 club games in the back row as either a flanker or No8.
"We are pretty steady at the moment in terms of the squad, but another back or back row forward would be nice.
The picture shows, back row, from left: J Butler, J Peacock, A Tattersdill, E Hodgson, F Howells, B Luck, I Augrell and D Olley.
The 6ft 3ins flanker, who can play anywhere across the back row, enjoyed a superb season as the Titans reached the play-offs - he was named their player of the season and was nominated for the Championship player of the year award, as well as earning a spot in the 2014/15 Dream Team.
GREGOR TOWNSEND has agreed extended deals with Ryan Wilson and James Eddie as he moves to add depth to Glasgow Warriors' already competitive back row Wilson has penned a two-year extension while Eddie has signed a new 12-month agreement.