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scrum US English

An ordered formation of players, used to restart play, in which the forwards of a team form up with arms interlocked and heads down, and push forward against a similar group from the opposing side. The ball is thrown into the scrum and the players try to gain possession of it by kicking it backward toward their own side

loose scrum US English

A scrum formed by the players round the ball during play, not ordered by the referee

scrum half US English

A half back who puts the ball into the scrum and stands ready to receive it again