from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A scrum.
- intransitive v. To engage in a scrum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ordered formation of forwards in which each side aims to gain control of the ball; a scrum.
- n. (rare) a scrimmage.
- v. To engage in an ordered formation of forwards in which each side aims to gain control of the ball.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See scrimmage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as scrimmage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (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
I also think that the media scrummage detracts from the really nasty hate fuelled discrimination that really does need to be tackled.
And it was not to the advantage of the visitors that he generally did not reward their aggressive scrummage.
If England concede a string of early penalties at the scrummage, the alarm bells ringing in Rowntree's magnificently cauliflowered ears will be deafening.
Rowntree, who packed down against the Pumas at the 1995 World Cup, is also aware England are in a pool inhabited by numerous "big lumps" who can scrummage.
Yet, as observed last week, the 35-year-old Poite is renowned for his stern refereeing of the scrummage and, with the International Rugby Board on the warpath over collapsed scrums, there was always a good chance of acrimony.
All concerned are also united on one other thing: that the current mess at the scrummage has to be sorted out for the good of the game.
They have individuals of their own, such as Maxime Médard, a pack that will be looking to put England to the test at the scrummage if nowhere else.
The head of referees at the International Rugby Board is a New Zealander, Paddy O'Brien, and he is starting to make noises about not allowing the scrummage to mar the World Cup.
The tight-head, having to absorb on his own put-in at the scrummage the pincer movement against him by the loose-head and hooker in the opposing front row, is as important as anyone on the field.
Mujati, Hartley and Soane Tonga'uiha scrummage like a French front row.