Quinten Poulsen I thought they were 10 and 12! Whatever they are it doesn't make a whole lot of sense right now, but maybe the report is simply incorrect or there's more going on that we don't know about.
Well i think there should be a lengthy thread about how badly the squad selection process is being handled and as supporters we demand the right to know. COS out!
"The positions as named by the International Rugby Board are fullback, wing (left and right), centre (inside and outside), fly-half, scrum-half, number eight, flanker (openside and blindside), lock, hooker and prop (loosehead and tighthead). The names have changed over time and with geography. Early names such as "three quarters" and "out-halves" are still used by some people, while in New Zealand the fly-half and inside centre are called "first-five eighth" and "second-five eighth" respectively, while the scrum-half is known as the half-back. The "tight five" consists of the props, locks and hooker; the "loosies" are the number eight and flankers; the "inside backs" are the scrum-half, fly-half and inside centre; and the "out-side backs" are the outside centre, wings and fullback.
Pinch this from another site which seems to confirm the above:
Rugby positions are known by name and number. Here they are with their alternative names in parentheses):
1 Loosehead prop
3 Tighthead prop
4 Lock (or second row in some places)
6 Flanker (or wing forward)
8 Number 8 (or eighth man)
9 Scrum half (inside half)
10 Fly half (stand-off or first five-eighth)
11 Inside center (second five-eighth)
12 Outside center (center three-quarter)
13 Wing (winger, Wing three quarter)
The terms first five-eighth and second five-eighth come from New Zealand. The Scrum Half was considered the 1/2 and the Outside Center the 3/4, so the players in between had to be something else, hence 5/8ths.
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