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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.
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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.
I sat in the back row of seats, under the shadow of the gallery, where I could see him without his seeing me.
It seems to me the back rows of most Presbyterian churches are filled with life forms whose work and dedication and faith are the cornerstone of all our activities.
O'Sullivan seems set on taking four locks and five back rows to France.
There's competition everywhere but at the minute there are a lot of back rows and second rows.
There are six back rows and eight back rows here today so there are going to be some guys very disappointed and some guys who possibly would've thought they were going to make it that are going to be disappointed.
Phil Davies has made his first signings as Llanelli coach with the arrival of former Wales back rows Nathan Thomas and James Bater.
As for James, he is one of the brightest young back row talents in Wales.
Or we can look at back rows as a whole to see if they contain all the rudiments.
When you look at the best back rows in history, they all conform to this the-ory.
The same can be said of Barry John and Neil Jenkins at outside-half, but nowhere does this trait occur more regularly than in the back row.