No 1 player role is more important than another on the field. There are often misunderstandings around the respective rugby player roles and as a result, not all players get the respect they deserve.
If you have a look at the photo of the 2019 Rugby World Cup Champions you will see players who played, squad players, support staff and coaches. Everyone had their part to play in lifting that trophy at the end of the tournament.
We have broken down into a bit more detail what each position entails. There are key attributes that a player needs to adhere to if they play in a specific position and we will highlight those.
Here are the respective positions:
- Loosehead prop (#1)
- Hooker (#2)
- Tighthead prop (#3)
- 4 Lock (#4)
- 5 Lock (#5)
- Openside flanker (#6)
- Blindside flanker (#7)
- 8th Man (#8)
- Scrumhalf (#9 sometimes known as “Half-back”)
- Flyhalf (#10 sometimes known as “First Five-Eighth”)
- Left wing (#11)
- Inside centre (#12 sometimes known as “Second Five-Eighth”)
- Outside centre (#13)
- Right wing (#14)
- Fullback (#15)