Rugby union/Hooker

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The hooker stands in between the props in the front row of the scrum. They also throw the ball in for lineouts.

Responsibilities

In the Scrum

  • Hook the ball back with their feet
    • This includes trying to steal the ball from the opponents, as well as:
    • Hooking the ball back on your teams put-in.
  • Help push the other team back once the ball has been hooked

In General Play

  • Follow the ball around, to support the runner
  • Be ready to run the ball into the other team's defense
  • Be ready to tackle the other team's big players
  • Be active in the ruck.

In Lineouts

  • Call the play
  • Make a good throw-in