Rugby Primer
Fifteens Players
All Blacks Jerry Collins, Rodney So'oialo and Aaron Mauger link arms ahead of the Tri Nations test with Australia, Australia v New Zealand, Tri Nations, MCG, June 30 2007.
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Teams in a fifteens match will consist of two groups of players, the forwards and the backs.

Each position has a specific number and responsibilities during the two 40 minutes halves of a match. The players are as follows:


#1 Prop
#2 Hooker
#3 Prop
#4 Lock
#5 Lock
#6 Flanker
#7 Flanker
#8 No.8


#9 Scrum-half
#10 Fly-half
#11 Wing
#12 Inside Centre
#13 Outside Centre
#14 Wing
#15 Fullback

Each position does have other names but these are the most commonly used ones.


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