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In the present Rugby Union, HO is no2 and PRs are no1 and no3. Why? Why isn't HO no1? Very interesting.
 

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HO?
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You're going to have to elaborate...
 

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Shame on ye for not getting it Olyy.

Anyway, the counting starts from the edge of the scrum - Loosehead 1, Hooker 2, Tighthead 3. That is why the Hooker is 2 and not 1
 

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Ah, I getya


Because they're numbered by the way they lineup when you look down at the field

In the scrum it goes

Prop - Hooker - Prop
---Lock-----Lock----
Flanker---------Flanker
------Eight-----------
------------Scrumhalf
---------------------Flyhalf
Winger----IC----OC------Wing
----------FullBack-------------


1-2-3
4-5
6-7
8
9
10
11-12-13-14
15
 

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Ah, I getya


Because they're numbered by the way they lineup when you look down at the field

In the scrum it goes

Prop - Hooker - Prop
---Lock-----Lock----
Flanker---------Flanker
------Eight-----------
------------Scrumhalf
---------------------Flyhalf
Winger----IC----OC------Wing
----------FullBack-------------


1-2-3
4-5
6-7
8
9
10
11-12-13-14
15

Oh, I was forgetting scrumhalf and flyhalf.

It should be:

------------1--------------
-----2--------------3------
---------4----5------------
------6----------7---------
-----------8---------------
-----------9--------------
-----------10-------------
----11-------------12----
--------13----14---------
-----------15------------

And, number 8 should have a better name. For example, "central midfielder".
 

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Oh, I was forgetting scrumhalf and flyhalf.

It should be:

------------1--------------
-----2--------------3------
---------4----5------------
------6----------7---------
-----------8---------------
-----------9--------------
-----------10-------------
----11-------------12----
--------13----14---------
-----------15------------

And, number 8 should have a better name. For example, "central midfielder".


Err, no he shouldn't. The centres play in the midfield? Also it's the convention when doing these things out to have the wings and centres in one line, the three quarters. Then going from left to right it's 11, 12, 13, 14 as it is in the game itself.
 

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Once upon a time, the fullbacks wore no. 1 and loosehead props wore 15. Except at the clubs where they used letters instead (eg. Leicester).
 

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Once upon a time, the fullbacks wore no. 1 and loosehead props wore 15. Except at the clubs where they used letters instead (eg. Leicester).

Get with the times old man! It's all about plastic jerseys and Euro kits these days. Less of your traditionalist nonsense.
 

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Why do you keep trying to change the game? The numbering system is fine and it makes sense. If you want to call the No.8 something cooler use the German Sturmfuher i.e. storm leader.
 

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According to wikipedia a fullback may be referred to as a custodian. This pleases me.
 

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Ah, I getya


Because they're numbered by the way they lineup when you look down at the field

In the scrum it goes

Prop - Hooker - Prop
---Lock-----Lock----
Flanker---------Flanker
------Eight-----------
------------Scrumhalf
---------------------Flyhalf
Winger----IC----OC------Wing
----------FullBack-------------


1-2-3
4-5
6-7
8
9
10
11-12-13-14
15

What do "IC" and "OC" stand for? I've never heard of them.
 

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