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front row

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Definition of front row in English:

noun

[treated as singular or plural] Rugby
The forwards who make up the first row in a scrum.
Example sentences
  • Physically, he looks as if he wouldn't be out of place in the front row of a rugby scrum.
  • The resultant changes to the French front row saw the next scrum become a horrible mis-match.
  • The front rows of Buffaloes and Queenstown Swifts size up each other in a Strand Cup semi-final played in East London on Saturday.

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