A Beginners’s Guide to Rugby Union : The positions

The positions

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The names of positions given here are the most commonly used across the Rugby world. However, some regional variations may exist.

Rugby Union has always been characterised by the notion that it is a game for all shapes and sizes.

Uniquely, each position requires a different set of physical and technical attributes and it is this diversity which makes the game so accessible to all.

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