The Difference Between Rugby Backs & Forwards At A Glance

All three of these guys are fantastic players. Guess which one is a back?

That's right. The one with no visible blood on his noggin. And lest you think the back's not tough, last week he threw off one of Ireland's centers with a forearm shiver before passing off to set up a try. What you're seeing is simply the difference in the job description.


  1. What is most telling here, and the part you skipped, is that the forwards are engaged with each other, and as always, the back is just watching.


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