9 Things Forwards Will Never Understand About Backs

As a forward there will always be things that I can never understand about backs, here are 9 of them;

1. Why some of you wear scrum caps?


It’s going to take more than an accessory to make you more like a forward.

2. That little dance you do


This is rugby, not bloody ballet!


3. Kicking!


Just keep hold of the bloody ball, we’re fed up of having to go and get it back for you.

4. Why is your kit always so clean?

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It’s like you don’t do any of the hard work…….oh…….

5. Hair gel

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You’re playing rugby, why do you need a quiff?


6. Running around people

13 big hit

Why not just go through them?

7. All that time you spend just standing around

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What exactly is it you do whilst we’re rucking and mauling?

8. Why all the talking?

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If you actually did something you wouldn’t have to tell us all about what you did during the game


9. Why you make us run so much

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Don’t you know we’re knackered from doing all the hard work?

FORWARDS, what is it you can’t understand about backs? BACKS let us know what you can’t understand about forwards for our follow up post…




  1. Well obviously, you should have played every position to understand how your teammates will react in different situation. Or maybe that’s just me.

  2. What I dislike about backs is them telling me how to do my job as a prop.
    If you don’t like it, PLEASE play tighthead from the start to the end of a match… I’ll play winger in your place 😉

  3. At one point in a particularly brutal game both packs announced loudly that the next back to knock on will have to play tight head in the scrum. Handling errors dropped dramatically after that.

  4. one thing I will never understand about backs is how often they will bugger up all the forwards hard work. Too many times we pack down and fight for possession, only to see some idiot in the backs knock on.

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