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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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It was obvious to me as the South Africa eight put pressure on the Wales eight that there had not been enough live scrummage practice in the days leading up to yesterday.
David Hilton on for George Graham was another shrewd decision, as our scrummage was under a lot of pressure.
The cornerstone of that was being able to operate effectively at the scrummage and line-out.
I don't normally look at the officials, but if you cannot scrummage straight there must be a reason why.
He's very effective around the park and we've probably come out just about even from our scrummage battles in the past.
Wells said: "There is no doubt their scrummage has taken a good turn.
Jake White's side looked bereft of ideas in the three-quarters and were brutally exposed at the scrummage -so often an area of South African dominance - as France produced a performance that left no doubt they will be real contenders come the World Cup next year.
The scrummage, however, remains the main weapon for the Pumas - and one with which they have destroyed plenty of touring teams over the years.
The truck is driven by ex-England and Lion lock Nigel Horton and carries the Predator high-tech scrummage machine, which the Lions sometimes use.
Risca's game is about the scrummage, they've got a really big pack but they'll try and put you under pressure around that.
Argentina front-row legend Mario Ledesma is set to join Cheika's impressive back-room coaching team with emphasis on putting firmer foundations into the Wallabies scrummage after a capitulation at the hands of World Cup Pool A rivals Wales and England on their European tour last autumn.
STOURBRIDGE 20 BLACKHEATH 25 STOURBRIDGE were less than ten minutes away from their first home win of the season when their Achilles heel was exposed as the Blackheath pack forced a penalty try with a driving scrummage.
SHOCK might have stopped Newcastle Falcons' pack troubleshooting scrummage problems at Worcester last week - but Steve Bates does not expect a repeat against Bath.
Manager Euan Kennedy said: "England will be big and strong up front but our line-out has worked well and our scrummage is strong.