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Synonyms for scrummage

(rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms

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at the which scrummager, line- Ben is a quality player and we look forward to his arrival for pre-season Dean Richards
He is a solid scrummager and brings a lot of experience to the club having played in the French leagues, where it can be a hostile environment for props to play their rugby.
He is a proven scrummager and allround robust and aggressive forward.
A rugged scrummager in his playing days but with a growing reputation now as a specialist coach, he is an important addition to the coaching team.
Sheridan, arguably the most destructive scrummager in world rugby, will be absent when England continue their RBS Six Nations campaign against Italy on Sunday.
Friday's dramatic finish from the scrummager, who once served six months for a drunken assault, gave lowly Borders a huge boost - but it could also prove a defining moment for McGee's career.
The day ended on a sour note for Wasps though, when their ex-All Blacks prop and revered scrummager Craig Dowd was stretchered off nursing what appeared to be a serious leg injury.
But you need to be a bit more than a strong scrummager.
He's a world-class scrummager and is now England's number one," said Bath coach Mike Ford.
FORMER Newcastle Falcons tighthead Euan Murray returns from Sunday's absence for Scotland against South Africa in Saturday's EMC Test, because head coach Andy Robinson believes he remains his side's most formidable scrummager.
Townsend said: "German is a strong scrummager and tackler who gives us extra options.
Carl is a phenomenal scrummager, and he is the only person I know who can have a conversation while he is in the middle of an active scrum.
Gatland presumably still sees Gethin Jenkins as his No 1 loosehead, although Thomas is probably the better scrummager and more than holds his own in the loose.