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Leaguea version of rugby played normally with 13 players under different laws than Rugby Union. The two codes deviated over professionalism and are usually contentious towards each other.
 
Liftingthe act of lifting the lineout jumper into the air in order to more easily catch or intercept the throw.
 
Lineoutthe setplay restarting play after the ball has been taken out or kicked to touch. Both sets of forwards will line up opposite each other with the side with throw calling a play. The throw must be directly down the middle of the two lines.
 
Lockeither of the two forwards normally wearing No. 4 and No. 5. Typically the largest players on the field, they have primary responsibility for being the power in scrums and securing the ball in lineouts. Due to their size, they are also normally powerful forces in all loose play, rucks, and mauls. Also known as Second Row
 
Loose Forwardscommon names for the flankers and No. 8 in a forward pack.
 
Looseheadthe No. 1 prop in a scrum due to his head being outside the opposition's tighthead prop's shoulders. see prop
 


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