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Props

What they do: Their primary role is to anchor the scrummage and provide lifting strength and support for the lineout jumpers. Also pivotal in rucks & mauls.

What they need: Upper-body strength to provide stability in the scrum, endurance, mobility and safe hands to maintain continuity of play.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_single_image image=”5914″ size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][us_separator icon=”fa fa-chevron-down”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner columns_type=”default” gap=”10″][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_single_image image=”5916″ size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Hooker

What they do: The hooker has two unique roles on the pitch as the player who wins possession in the scrum and usually throws the ball in to the lineout.

What they need: Great strength to withstand the physicality of the front row coupled with speed to get around the pitch and good throwing technique.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][us_separator icon=”fa fa-chevron-down”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner columns_type=”default” gap=”10″][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Locks

What they do: Locks win ball from lineouts and restarts. They drive forward momentum in the scrum, rucks and mauls providing a platform for attack.

What they need: The key characteristic is height. The locks are the giants of the team and combine their physicality with great catching skills and mobility.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_single_image image=”5917″ size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][us_separator icon=”fa fa-chevron-down”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner columns_type=”default” gap=”10″][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_single_image image=”5919″ size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Flankers

What they do: Their key objective is to win possession through turn-overs, using physicality in the tackle and speed to the breakdown.

What they need: An insatiable desire for big tackles and a no-fear approach to winning the ball. A combination of speed, strength, endurance and handling.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][us_separator icon=”fa fa-chevron-down”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner columns_type=”default” gap=”10″][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Number 8

What they do: The Number 8 must secure possession at the base of the scrum, carry the ball in open play, provide the link between the forwards and backs in attacking phases and defend aggressively.

What they need: Good handling skills are essential, as is a great awareness of space. Power and pace over short distances is crucial – gaining territory and field position for a quick release to the backs in attack.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_single_image image=”5920″ size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][us_separator icon=”fa fa-chevron-down”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner columns_type=”default” gap=”10″][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_single_image image=”5921″ size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Scrum Half

What they do: Provides the link between forwards and backs at the scrum and lineouts. A true decision-maker, the 9 will judge whether to distribute quick ball to the backs or keep it close to the forwards.

What they need: A multi-faceted position, the scrum half must be powerful, have explosive speed, all-round handling and kicking skills. The great 9s are highly confi- dent players, with excellent game understanding.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][us_separator icon=”fa fa-chevron-down”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner columns_type=”default” gap=”10″][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Fly Half

What they do: As the player who orchestrates the team’s performance, the 10 will receive the ball from the 9 and choose to kick, pass or make a break based upon split-second interpretation of the phase of play.

What they need: The ability to kick well out of hand, ideally on either foot, deft handling skills, pace, vision, creativity, communication skills, tactical awareness and the ability to perform under pressure.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_single_image image=”5922″ size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][us_separator icon=”fa fa-chevron-down”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner columns_type=”default” gap=”10″][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_single_image image=”5923″ size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Centers

What they do: The centers are key in both defense and attack. In defense they will attempt to tackle attacking players whilst in attack they will use their speed, power and creative flair to breach defenses.

What they need: The modern-day center is lean, strong and extremely quick. The position demands great attacking prowess, coupled with an intensity in contact to either retain or steal possession.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][us_separator icon=”fa fa-chevron-down”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner columns_type=”default” gap=”10″][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Wings

What they do: The wings are on the pitch to provide the injection of out-and-out pace needed to outrun an opponent and score a try. Also important to be solid in defense.

What they need: Pace. Wings will often find themselves in open space, when their number one priority is to press the accelerator and run for the line. Strength and good handling are an advantage too.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_single_image image=”5924″ size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][us_separator icon=”fa fa-chevron-down”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner columns_type=”default” gap=”10″][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][us_single_image image=”5925″ size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Fullback

What they do: Generally perceived as the last line of defense, the full back must be confident under a high ball, have a good boot to clear the lines and a enjoy the physicality required to make try-saving tackles.

What they need: Great handling skills, pace in attack and power in defence. An ability to join the line at pace to create an overlap and try-scoring opportunities for the winger.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][us_separator icon=”fa fa-chevron-down”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]39991-enz-1[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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