flanker back


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a back stationed wide of the scrimmage line

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It was that of flanker Back re-emerging from the tunnel 17 minutes after sustaining a cut so deep that those team mates who saw it felt physically sick.
The facts are straightforward: late, late on in the European Cup final, scrum to Munster (who could still win with a converted try) under the Leicester posts, flanker Back employs his own Hand of God to divert put-in into his own second row, game over.
Leicester and England flanker Back has recovered from a rib injury that ruled him out of last weekend's First Test, which the Lions famously won 29-13.
England flanker Back said a heavy dose of flu eahad tapped his reserves of energy, which were then drained by "massively physically demanding" club games against Saracens and Wasps last week.
England and British Lions flanker Back cannot hide from the fact his was a pre-mediated act that went against the code of sporting ethics.
McRae was warned by referee Wayne Erickson following a late challenge on Greenwood and, after a 13-minute scoring lull, flanker Back struck twice in quick succession with carbon copy tries from line-outs as the Lions eased 36-0 ahead.
Flanker Back captained England to a 21-15 victory over Australia at Twickenham two weeks ago, and was in the Barbarians squad for tomorrow night's clash but has been forced to withdraw after suffering a hand injury during England's 29-9 Test victory over South Africa.
Only centre Mike Catt and veteran front-row man Jason Leonard, of the current England squad, have experienced that all-conquering high, but flanker Back is hungry to emulate their achievement following final-hurdle failures in each of the past two seasons.
However, Test flanker Back looks to have overcome a worrying knee problem and should be fit for next Saturday's appointment with the Springboks in Pretoria.
Open-side flanker Back, once rated too small for international rugby at 5ft 10in, is now a giant among his back-row peers worldwide.
Falcons captain Dean Ryan and Western Samoan back-row star Pat Lam are among six player-ohe-season nominations alongside the Saracens trio of Michael Lynagh, former Coventry lock Danny Grewcock and Paul Wallace, plus Leicester flanker Back.
He started life at Bath in the centre before a positional switch to flanker back in April.
Flanker Back set his record in the 1998/99 Premiership, claiming the 'first try' for Tigers so regularly, that bookies stopped taking bets.
Former flanker Back said: "This current group is about level with where we were in 1999 but not where we were in 2003.
The WRU have declared their intention is to release the 25-year-old flanker back to the Blues free of charge next season when he is not on international duty.