tight forward

Related to tight forward: fly half, Scrum half

tight forward

n
(Rugby) rugby one of a number of forwards who are bound wholly into the scrum. Compare loose forward
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"Good in the scrum, mauling; as a tight forward he ticks a lot of boxes."
Wasps finally spent a sustained spell in the visitors' half at the hour mark, and after a Veainu interception prevented them from scoring in the left corner following a flowing move, Joe Launchbury was halted in his tracks by a tight forward pass call.
The pace at which Newcastle were playing asked serious questions of the Georgian backs, the world's 13th-ranked rugby nation more renowned for their tight forward play.
These games often come down to the tight forward slog and he just seems to so often put his body on the line to frustrate Irish opposition.
The 23-year-old made his senior England debut against New Zealand in November and he is considered one of the best tight forward prospects in the country.
"Doha are always tough opponents with a huge pack of forwards and competitive backs but I am confident with that we can come away with the win if we work together as a tight forward unit and give our fantastic backs a good platform to play from.
Broughton was only denied a hat-trick by a tight forward pass decision.
Success came quickly for the ginger-headed Limerick man, who was educated in the dark arts of tight forward play by some of his province's more seasoned practitioners.
"I first came across Ben when he was at Barking a few years ago, he's a powerful unit and will bring a lot to the squad," said rugby director Phil Maynard, "while in Martin we are bringing in an uncompromising tight forward who enjoys the physical side.
Down on the score board, Caldy eschewed their first half kicking game and resorted to a tight forward game.