Rugby union/Prop

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Props are usually the some of the biggest players on the field. They are part of the scrum. There are 2 props on the field per team.

Responsibilities

In the Scrum

  • Support the hooker
  • Push back the other team
  • Hold the front row together

In Open Play

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

In Lineouts

  • Lift the lock into the air
  • Be ready to stop the other team if they steal the throw-in