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Backsthe group of players normally numbered 9 through 15 who do not participate in scrums and lineouts, except for the scrumhalf.
 
Bindingthe careful method players grip and grasp each other to form a secure scrum, ruck, or maul. This is a critical skill to ensure the safety of players.
 
Bledisloe Cupthe annual competition between the national teams of New Zealand and Australia. Now held during the Tri-Nations Competition.
 
Blindsidefrom a set piece, ruck or maul, the short side of the field. Also called the weakside.
 
Breakawayeither of the two forwards wearing No. 6 or No. 7. Also called wing forwards or breakaways they bind to the scrum outside of the locks just behind the outside hip of the props. They can play always on the same side of the scrum or can specialize on either the weakside or strongside. The players with the fewest set responsibilities, their job is to aggresively pursue the ball, gain possesion, and take off running. Also known as Flanker.
 


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