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loose forward

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Definition of loose forward in English:

noun

Rugby
A forward who plays at the back of the scrum.
Example sentences
  • Our front five struggled and we did not match the Springbok loose forwards.
  • If your tight forwards are performing well, it frees your loose forwards and allows them to play a more expansive game.
  • Gradually the Welsh loose forwards began to find some parity and secured some good possession that resulted in England conceding two penalties.

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