back row

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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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Hartpury, who are effectively the college side of the same name with some additions like veteran back-rower Qera, are a feeder club for Gloucester.
They will pitch up in Neath on August 30 to tackle an Ospreys team that could feature Hartpury old boy Gareth Evans, the highlyrated back-rower who has moved to Wales from Gloucester.
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Morley back-rower Brandon Hannam squeezed over the line, and once again Chester was off the mark with the boot.
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The experienced boss has assembled a 32-strong squad headed by former Coventry and Moseley back-rower Sam Pailor, who will also help coach the forwards.
ST HELENS signing of Bradford Bulls back-rower James Bentley shouldn't have come as much of a surprise to anyone.
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The Warriors were missing 13 frontline players for Sunday's cup win at Swinton, meaning fellow back-rower Joel Tomkins had to play stand-off for first time since junior rugby.
Samoa back-rower Ioane, 5-1 for a try, is lively in the loose and very much part of Sale's excellent rolling maul close to the line and he has scored four tries in his last seven Premiership matches.
NEWCASTLE Falcons' back-rower Todd Clever insists he is not giving up on his international career despite having been thrown out of the USA squad ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
Capped 42 times by his country over the past eight seasons, the hard-hitting back-rower began his professional career in New Zealand with provincial side, Bay of Plenty.