scrummage

[ UK /skɹˈʌmɪd‍ʒ/ ]
NOUN
  1. (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play starts when the ball is thrown in between them and the two sides compete for possession
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How To Use scrummage In A Sentence

  • He scrummaged well and always used his power correctly, working the right angles.
  • We scrummaged well enough, but where they had the advantage here was in being able to put the scrum up when they wanted to and give their back row that extra bit of space and time to operate.
  • A reorganised Kirkby front row competed well and the pack scrummaged well to take three against the head.
  • They will be on the front line for England's World Cup challenge, their scrummages setting the tone for every match played, their battle within a battle defining the powerbase for the game.
  • After 53 minutes, two powerful Lions scrummages set them rolling.
  • They can tackle the recipient and hope to win the scrummage put-in themselves.
  • Missing some key men among six absent first-team regulars, they suffered in the set scrummage but rucked and mauled well.
  • So far the English pack had had slightly the better of the scrummages, but France more than made up for that in the line-out and their quickness and splendid handling in the open.
  • He is dynamic and a good ball handler, yet he also has the ability to scrummage well.
  • Not only has he scrummaged well on what for him is the ‘wrong’ side, but he has gambolled about the park like a spring chicken, knocking people over and generally contributing far more to loose play than anyone expected.
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