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Rugby Positions by the Numbers, Part II: The Second Row

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The Locks in the Loose
Rugby Positions by the Numbers, Part II: The Second Row

Julien Bonnaire creates space for himself in the loose.

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In the loose play, locks serve a purpose similar to the front row players, that is, as battering rams and support players in the rucks, although, as with front row players, this role is changing on the more forward-thinking and successful sides. Gone are the days when locks were yelled at for passing the ball; they have to contribute on offense just like everyone else.

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