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loose head Line breaks: loose head

Definition of loose head in English:


The forward in the front row of a scrummage who is nearest to the scrum half as the ball is put in.
Example sentences
  • Immediately after the restart, Stockport approached the referee to inform him that their loose head prop could not continue, and the replacement was not an experienced front row forward.
  • Returning from injury, the loose head set the move in motion then reappeared on the wing to take a scoring pass and dive over for a fine score.
  • He is so tall that opposite loose heads can get under him and put him in trouble.
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