Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Rugby Union numbering

Do you ever see a Rugby Union player wandering down the street, and wonder to yourself "Is that bloke a Blindside Flanker?" Have you ever worn one of those fashionable tops with a big, seemingly meaningless number on it, only to have some visitor from the northern states call you a "tighthead prop"? Here at last is the guide to rugby positions and their corresponding numbers. Note that the correct title for the player who wears number 8 is "Number 8".

Loosehead prop 1
Hooker 2
Tighthead prop 3
Lock 4
Lock 5
Blindside flanker 6
Openside flanker 7
Number eight 8
Scrum-half 9
Fly-half 10
Left wing 11
Inside centre 12
Outside centre 13
Right wing 14
Full back 15

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