backline


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backline

(ˈbækˌlaɪn) or

back line

n
(General Sporting Terms) (in some team sports) the defensive players considered as a unit
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He said: "Man City are the best at breaking a backline of five - that's why I watch their games.
The gaffer's held talks with his backline in a bid to keep the big guns at bay in tomorrow night's Europa League last-32 clash at Parkhead.
The 31-year-old, who can play across the backline, made his debut for Bath in 2006.
Australia legend David Campese believes that Scotland now have better finishers in their backline than for a number of years - and insists boss Gregor Townsend will make them even better.
The Backline Collective features 13 local Vermont artists that give each song a unique story and perspective.
Defence v attack Villa's backline deserve credit for seeing this one out.
DAI Young has shuffled his backline resources and beefed up the lineout for today's Premiership trip to Gloucester.
GIANTS chief Paul Anderson is hoping a major backline selection headache could be just around the corner.
HARLEQUINS haven't enjoyed the greatest of success in their annual Big Game at Twickenham, with just three wins in the last seven years, but their powerful backline can help them to cover a six-point handicap against Gloucester today.
And with the Azkals having a couple of defenders barely in their 20s, much of the responsibility of organizing the backline has fallen to the battle-tested Jerry Lucena, who has welcomed the challenge of sharing his knowledge to the younger players in the side.
Wasps to their credit never stopped trying to create something with their backline but the home side's defence was broken only once.
With such a makeshift backline it looked inevitable that City would eventually find a way through at the Etihad and Sergio Aguero's 63rdminute strike was enough to settle it.