Rugby 101


 

Positions

 

 

15 people play at a time per side, each of which have specific duties as a player. Players are usually talked about in respect to two categories. Members of the first group are called the forwards, or the pack, and consist of the first eight players. Members of the second group are called the backs, and consist of the remaining players. Sometimes the scrum half, number 9, is considered part of either group.


Number

Position

1

Prop

2

Hooker

3

Prop

4

Lock (2nd Row)

5

Lock (2nd Row)

6

Flanker (Wing Forward)

7

Flanker (Wing Forward)

8

8th Man

9

Scrum-Half

10

Fly-Half

11

Weak Side Wing

12

Inside Center

13

Outside Center

14

Strong Side Wing

15

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