flanker


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Synonyms for flanker

a back stationed wide of the scrimmage line

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a soldier who is a member of a detachment assigned to guard the flanks of a military formation

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A line-out take by lock Jack Jones set up a driving ball for flanker Stuart Worrall to burrow over for a 5-0 lead to the visitors.
The flanker (above) is one of four uncapped starters - along with prop Harry Williams, centre Alex Lozowski and flanker Mark Wilson.
The uncapped Cumbrian flanker topped the Aviva Premiership tackle count for the third season in succession, being shortlisted for Premiership player of the season after another stellar campaign.
2011) demonstrated that, in a joint flanker task, actors incorporated the actions of coactors into their own action system in collaborative conditions.
Leinster duo O'Brien and Kearney have both failed to beat hamstring trouble in time to face Wales, so Tommy O'Donnell slots in at openside flanker and Simon Zebo at full-back.
Leinster duo O'Brien and Kearney both failed to beat hamstring trouble, so Tommy O'Donnell slots in at flanker and Simon Zebo at full-back.
8 Chris Bale and flanker Will Ward scored the bonus point tries.
Typically when designing and developing a flanker, we can do this much faster than a new standalone brand because there is generally no new tooling involved.
PSAs an ex-pupil of Sam's school, Whitchurch High, where I was taught rugby by Steve Williams, an ex-Neath flanker, and Robert Dudley-Jones, an ex-Cardiff flanker, and latterly by Terry Charles, another former Cardiff flanker, I can only imagine how proud Sam feels, let alone my old high school.
The Cardiff Blues flanker has a stinger injury, a problem which normally affects the shoulder.
Riley said the return of the senior flanker "would be a very positive feeling for our team emotionally .
Radike SamO (Australia) Age: 35 Caps: 8 Position: Lock or flanker ended a seven-year international absence with a 50-metre try in the Wallabies win over the All Blacks last weekend.
Nant Conwy overcame league newcomers Bro Ffestiniog 31-15 their tries coming from flanker Carwyn Ellis, centre Dan Newcombe and wing Tristan Jones.
Director of rugby: Andy Key THE new coaching team of Andy Key and former England flanker Neil Back has the task of taking Leeds back into the Guinness Premiership at the first attempt, and unlike two seasons ago, they have retained a good proportion of their relegated squad.
Halifax flanker Richard Brown was in the sin bin when Nuns flanker Ian Critchley made the interval score 31-10 with an unconverted try, but right winger David Hall and left winger Ollie Marns provided two more tries for Halifax, the latter after Nuns' flanker Gary Holmes was yellow carded.