Archive For The “Positional Criteria” Category

Bloody Forwards!

By | July 2, 2013

It is largely unknown to players and followers of the modern game that rugby started off purely as a contest for forwards in opposition in line-outs, scrums, rucks and mauls. This pitted eight men of statuesque physique, supreme fitness and superior intelligence in packs against one another.   In those days, the winner was the […]

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The Naming of Rugby Union Forward Positions Barnabas Alfons Cksrule, Associate Professor of Etymology and Nomenclature a.k.a David Kirk , The University of Warsaw

By | February 28, 2012

  The history of how it is that the eight positions in the forwards in the game of rugby union came to have their names could hardly be more unusual. The history bears retelling not least because for it supports the contention that while history may pass in cycles, in the case of rugby union […]

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The Naming of the Backs by he who will remain Anonymous a.k.a Pete Lawson’s Bro 




By | February 28, 2012

It is largely unknown to players and followers of the modern game rugby, that in the very early days it started off purely as a contest for forwards in opposition in line-outs, scrums, rucks and mauls. This pitted eight men of statuesque physique, of supreme fitness and superior intelligence in packs against one another. In […]

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