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1, Loosehead Prop Position Description
The loosehead prop packs down in the scrum on the left-hand side where their head is on the outside of the opposing tighthead prop. He supports the hooker in scrums and and the jumpers in lineouts and kick off situations.
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10,1st 5/8, Fly-Half, First Receiver Position Description
Pass accurately and quickly in both directions. Kick accurately and tactically with BOTH feet. Back-up all the time A good comunicator who can make correct decisions within a game plan
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11,14 Wing Position Description
The wings are the finishers of the team,consistently scoring tries when they are on offer. They are blessed with power and speed, have high work rates in both attack and defence, providing thrust in backplay from depth with straight,hard and elusive running as required.
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12, Inside Centre, 2nd 5/8, Position Description
The inside centre is always in the thick of the action, drawing the opposition's defense, making the breaks to make the space for the outside centre and tackling in defense along with the forwards.
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13, Centre, Outside Centre, Position Description
Centres need to have a strong all-round game and are key team players: they need to be able to break through opposition lines and pass the ball accurately and with good timing in both directions.
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15, Fullback Position Description
The fullback is the player fourteen other teammates depend on in pressure situations.A good comminicator who can organise back three defense, the fullback must be a player who can understand options given by the oppositions positional play on defense and use counter attack options when applicable as well as possess a sound kicking game off both feet. Vision, positional sense, rock solid under the high ball and the ability to undertake catch, pass and run options with accuracy,speed and explosive power
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2, Hooker Position Description
The hooker uses their feet to hook the ball in the scrum. The Hooker also throws the ball into lineouts The majority of the hooker's game is played in close contact and he requires core strength as a ball carrier and as a defender.
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3, Tighthead Prop Position Description
A tighthead prop is so called because they pack down on the right hand side of the scrum and so ( because the players engage to the left of their opponents) their head fits between the opposing loosehead prop and hooker.
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4 & 5 Lock Position Description
Locks are very tall and athletic and have an excellent standing jump along with good upper body strength. They also make good ball carriers, carrying the ball aggressively into contact and agressive in defense around ruck, maul and tackle ball situations.
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6, Blindside Flanker, Loose Forward, Position Description
A huge defender with heaps of courage, the blindside flanker must have high work rate and size and speed are crucial to compete effectively.
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7,Openside Flanker, Position Description
The openside flanker's responsibilities are simple: get the ball during play, provide support for every ball carrier and also be a lineout option.
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8, Number Eight, Position Description
The number eight has the physical strength of a tight forward along with the mobility of other loose forwards. The number eight packs down at the rear of the scrum, controlling the movement of the ball to the scrum half with his feet.
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9, Halfback Position Description
The area of responsibility for halfbacks behind scrums, lineouts, rucks and mauls often can become a congested area
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