29 Words That Have a Totally Different Meaning for Rugby Fans

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To many casual observers rugby can seem a strange and unusual sport full sporadic moments of people running into one another at pace before rolling around on the floor. As a result this means that rugby has a whole host of strange and unusual terms that outsiders will never understand. Here are 29 such everyday terms that mean something totally different to rugby fans;

1. Forward

What it usually means – toward or at a place, point, or time in advance.

What it means to rugby fans – a fat bloke who roles around on the floor a lot.

2. Back

What it usually means – situated at or in the rear.

What it means to rugby fans – a (generally) slightly smaller bloke who tends to run around a bit more than a forward.

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3. Tackle

What it usually means – to undertake to handle, master, solve, etc.

What it means to rugby fans – bringing an opponent to the floor by any means necessary.

4. Bind

What it usually means – to fasten or secure with a band or bond.

What it means to rugby fans – grabbing onto another player in the hope you don’t fall over.

5. Cap

What it usually means – a close-fitting covering for the head, usually of soft supple material.

What it means to rugby fans – acknowledgement of a players appearance for their country.

6. Dummy

What it usually means – a stupid person.

What it means to rugby fans – something backs do to make forwards look stupid.

7. Try

What it usually means – to attempt to do or accomplish.

What it means to rugby fans – a reward for a player who waits until the end of the pitch before falling over.

8. Conversion

What it usually means – change in character, form, or function.

What it means to rugby fans – something to rub salt into the wound after a try.

9. Eagle

What it usually means – any of several large, soaring birds of prey belonging to the hawk family.

What it means to rugby fans – the shape an individual makes when hit by a rugby ball in the head.

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10. Feed

What it usually means – to give food to; supply with nourishment.

What it means to rugby fans – the crooked angle at which a ball is put into a scrum.

11. Grubber

What it usually means – a dull, plodding person.

What it means to rugby fans – a kick along the ground making the ball more erratic than Steve Walsh.

12. Pack

What it usually means – a group of things wrapped or tied together.

What it means to rugby fans – a collection of fat blokes.

13. Pill

What it usually means – a small globular or rounded mass of medicinal substance.

What it means to rugby fans – the strangely shaped ball rugby players spend 80 minutes chasing around after.

14. Ruck

What it usually means – a large number or quantity; mass.

What it means to rugby fans – a number of (usually) fat blokes rolling around on the floor.

15. Scrum

What it usually means – a place or situation of confusion and racket.

What it means to rugby fans – a place or situation of confusion and racket (with a bit of shoving).

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16. Test

What it usually means – the means by which the presence, quality, or genuineness of anything is determined.

What it means to rugby fans – a bunch of blokes who went to the same school school playing rugby together.

17. Touch

What it usually means – to put the hand, finger, etc., on or into contact with (something) to feel it.

What it means to rugby fans – a style of rugby played by youngsters who footballers.

18. Turnover

What it usually means – an act or result of turning over.

What it means to rugby fans – the act of giving the ball to the wrong team.

19. Blindside

What it usually means –  to attack critically where a person is vulnerable, uninformed, etc.

What it means to rugby fans – aa shorter side of the pitch where on

20. Breakdown

What it usually means – a breaking down, wearing out, or sudden loss of ability to function efficiently.

What it means to rugby fans – the moment when forwards seem to lose their mind as they scramble for the ball.

21. Goose Step

What it usually means – a marching step of some infantries in which the legs are swung high.

What it means to rugby fans – a dance like movement often performed by backs.

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22. Hooker

What it usually means – a lady of the night.

What it means to rugby fans – a bloke who sticks his head into deep dark dark places.

23. Lock

What it usually means – a device for securing a door, gate, lid, drawer, or the like.

What it means to rugby fans – a particularly lanky player.

24. Mark

What it usually means – a visible impression or trace on something.

What it means to rugby fans – an invisible point from which a referee dictates play should continue.

25. Maul

What it usually means – to injure by a rough beating, shoving, or the like.

What it means to rugby fans – a load of fat blokes giving each other an enthusiastic hug.

26. Prop

What it usually means – to support, or prevent from falling.

What it means to rugby fans – a particularly fat bloke.

27. Truck & Trailer

What it usually means – an item on wheels being towed by a larger mechanical entity.

What it means to rugby fans – when a player runs into a team mate with the ball.

28. Tunnel

What it usually means – an underground passage.

What it means to rugby fans – a deep dark place formed between the fat blokes in the front row.

29. Wheel

What it usually means – a circular frame or disk arranged to revolve on an axis, as on or in vehicles or machinery.

What it means to rugby fans – the movement of a scrum when one fat bloke hugs the other a bit too hard.

What other terms are there that have a totally different meaning for rugby fans?

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  1. David Patrick Greene

    How about:
    1) Dumped
    Normal: Deposit or dispose of, typically in a hurried or careless way
    Rugby: the act of being picked up and driven into the ground, hard, by an opposing player who remains in control throughout

    2) Raked
    Normal: to gather or move many small loose objects towards the body
    Rugby: to move one large obstructing object by means of using the sole of the boot in a backwards motion away from the body.

    • How about
      Wing
      Normal: a part from a bird or plane used to fly with.
      Rugby: a bloke who gives a lot of attebtion to his hair, and runs two times every match.
      Center
      Normal: middlepoint, in the middle.
      Rugby: A bloke who also takes time for his hair, runs and crashes into other (mostly bigger) players most of the time.

  2. Sounds a lot like you’re a back.

  3. This was obviously written by a back.
    Forward – Man who plays rugby.
    Back – Girl who watches a rugby game from on the field.

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