Country by Country List of the Names of the Rugby Player Positions

Note: I found this on a University of Idaho womenís rugby page.

Sometimes useful things disappear on the Internet (sites come and sites go), so I have posted this onto the Rugby Readerís Review in order to preserve it. The author is unknown. - Wes


 
†††††††††††††† 1 2 3
††††††††††††† 6 4 5 7
†††††††††††††††† 8
 
†††††††††††††††† 9
 
†††††††††††††††††††††† 10
†††††††† 11†††††††††††††††††† 12
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 13
††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††14
 
††††††††††††††††††††††† 15
 

Argentina

1.Pilar Izquierdo
2.Hooker
3.Pilar Derecho
4.Segunda Linea
5.††† "††††† "
6.Ala
7.†† "
8.Octavo or ocho
9.Medio scrum
10. Apertura
11. Wing Ciego (which means blind wing)
12. Primer Centro
13. Segundo Centro
14. Wing 
15. Full Back

Australia

1.Tight Head prop
2.Hooker
3.Loose head prop
4.second row
5.second row
6.Blindside Flanker, Blindside Breakaway 
7.Openside Flanker, Openside Breakaway 
8.Number 8 or sometimes Lock Forward (! apparently due to league influence)
9.Half Back
10. Five-eighth
11. Left Wing
12. Inside Centre
13. Outside Centre
14. Right Wing
15. Full Back

Denmark

1.Stolpe
2.Hooker
3.Stolpe
4.Anden raekke
5."
6.Flanker
7."
8.Laaser (which means lock!)
9.Klyngehalf
10. Stand-off
11. Blind wing
12. Foerste Center
13. Anden Center
14. Aaben wing
15. Fullback

England

1.prop/ loosehead prop / loosehead
2.hooker
3.prop / tighthead prop / tighthead
4.second row / lock
5.second row / lock
6.flanker / blindside flanker / blindside / wing forward
7.flanker / openside flanker / openside / wing forward
8.number eight (or eightman in North of England)
9.scrumhalf
10. flyhalf / outside half / stand-off
11. winger (or wingman in North of England)
12. centre / inside centre
13. centre / outside centre
14. winger (or wingman in North of England)
15. fullback

France

1.Pilier gauche†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Pilar
2.Talonneur††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††Talon
3.Pilier droit††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Pilar
4.Seconde ligne gauche (deuxieme ligne gauche) Seconde latte
5.Seconde ligne droit (deuxieme ligne droit)†† Seconde latte
6.Troisieme ligne aile gauche
7.Troisieme ligne aile droit††††† 
8.Troisieme ligne centre
9.Demi de melee†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 
10. Demi d'ouverture††††††††††††††††††††††† Ouverture
11. Trois quart aile gauche†††††††††††††††† Ailier ( or ailier gauche )
12. Trois quart centre gauche†††††††††††††† Centre
13. Trois quart centre droit††††††††††††††† Centre
14. Trois quart aile droit††††††††††††††††† Ailier ( or ailier droit )
15. Arriere

South of France:

1.Pilier gauche ( nickname : pilar )†† |†††††††††††††† |†††††††††††††† |††††† 
2.talonneur††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††| premier ligne |†††††††††††††† |††††† 
3.pilier droit (idem)††††††††††††††††† |†††††††††††††† |le cinq de†††† |††††† 
4.deuxieme ligne ( seconde latte )†††† | deuxieme lign |devant†††††††† |les avants, les gros†† 
5.deuxieme ligne ††††††(idem)††††††††† |†††††††††††††† |†††††††††††††† |le huit
6.troisieme ligne aile ( flanker ; type: plaqueur)|††††††††††††††††††† |le paquet
7.troisieme ligne aile( flanker; type : coureur)|troisieme ligne†††† |
8.troisieme ligne centre††††††† ††††††††††††††††††|††††††††††††††††††† |
9.demi de melee††††††††††††††††††††††† | la charniere, les demis††††††††††††† 
10. demi d'ouverture, ouvreur††††††††††† |†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 
11. ailier gauche, trois quart aile gauche ( 3/4 aile )†††† ††††††††††††††
12. premier centre , trois quart centre; if he kiks " cinq huitieme " (5/8) |les arrieres,
13. deuxieme centre,(idem) but never kiks !†††† |la ligne
14. ailier droit, trois quart aile droit ( 3/4 aile )†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 
15. arriere†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 

Georgia

(ex USSR)

1.martzxeni st'olbiki
2.xukeri
3.mardzhveni st'olbiki
4.meore linia
5.meore linia
6.mesame linia
7.mesame linia
8.rva nomeri (litt. "the 8")
9.tzxra nomeri (litt. "the 9")
10. ati (litt, "the 10")
11. martzxeni bolo mesameotxi
12. tsentralury mesameotxi
13. tsentralury mesameotxi
14. mardzhveni bolo mesameotxi
15. txutmet'i (litt. "the 15")

Germany

1.Linker Erste Reihe Stuermer, Prop
2.Hakler
3.Rechter Erste Reihe Stuermer, Prop
4.Linker Zweite Reihe Stuermer, Nummer 4
5.Rechter Zweite Reihe Stuermer, Nummer 5
6.Linker Dritte Reihe Stuermer (or Linker Aussenstuermer, Aussenstuermer links)
7.Rechter Dritte Reihe Stuermer (or Rechter Aussenstuermer, Aussenstuermer rechts)
8.Nummer Acht (=8 in words) (or: Dritte Reihe Stuermer Mitte)
9.Gedraengehalb
10. Verbinder
11. Linker Fluegel (or: kurzer Eckdreiviertel) 
12. Innen Dreiviertel (3/4) (= Innendreiviertel) 
13. Aussen Dreiviertel (3/4) (= Aussendreiviertel) 
14. Rechter Fluegel (or: Langer Eckdreiviertel)
15. Schluss

New Zealand

1.loose-head prop
2.hooker
3.tight-head prop
4.lock
5.lock
6.blindside flanker
7.openside flanker
8.no. 8 
9.halfback
10. first five-eight, first five
11. left wing
12. second five-eight, second five
13. centre three-quarter, centre
14. right wing
15. full back

Russia

1.levyj stolb
2.otygryvajush'ij / xuker
3.pravyj stolb
4.vtoraja linija
5.vtoraja linija
6.levyj kryl'jevoj
7.pravyj kryl'jevoj
8.st'agivajush'ij / vos'm'orka (litt. "the 8")
9.poluzash'itnik sxvatki / xaf (old) / dev'atka (litt. "the 9")
10. bluzhdajush'ij poluzash'itnik / des'atka (litt. "the 10")
11. levyj krajnij tr'oxchetvertnoj
12. tzentralnyj tr'oxchetvertnoj
13. tzentralnyj tr'oxchetvertnoj
14. pravyj krajnij tr'oxchetvertnij / tchetyrnadzatyj (litt. "the 14")
15. zash'itnik / zamykajush'ij (old) / zamok (coll.) / p'atnadtzatyj (litt. "the 15")

Scotland

1.loose head prop
2.hooker
3.tight head prop
4.left lock
5.right lock
6.blind side flanker
7.open side flanker
8.number 8
9.scrum half
10. stand off
11. left wing
12. inside centre
13. outside centre
14. right wing
15. full back

South Africa

††† Afrikaans†††††††††† Northern Sotho††††††††† Sesotho
 
1.loskopstut††††††††† mothekginngeleng††††††† motshehetsi wa kantle
2.haker†††††††††††††† mokgoetsi†††††††††††††† hukara
3.vaskopstut††††††††† mothekgigojeng††††††††† motshehetsi wa kahare
4.loskopslot††††††††† mokgonyinngeleng††††††† senotlolo sa kantle
5.vaskopslot††††††††† mokgonyigojeng††††††††† senotlolo sa kahare
6.loskopflank†††††††† morapinngeleng sekramongsebalapele lehlakoreng
7.vaskopflank†††††††† morapigojeng sekramongsebalapele lehlakoreng
8.agsteman††††††††††† monna wa boseswai†††††† monna wa borobedi
9.skrumskakel†††††††† sekramohafo†††††††††††† sekgotho
10losskakel†††††††††† morapsana†††††††††††††† sebapalahare
11. linkervleuel††††††† morappinggeleng wa moragosebapalaleqeleng
12. binnesenter†††††††† monosinggeleng††††††††† sebapalasetsing
13. buitesenter†††††††† monosigojeng††††††††††† sebapalasetsing
14. regtervleuel††††††† morapigojeng wa moragosebapala ka ho le letona
15. heelagter†††††††††† moralokamorago††††††††† mosireletsi wa ho qetela
 
††† Tswana††††††††††††† Xhosa†††††††††††††††††† Zulu
 
1.poropo††††††††††††† irenka††††††††††††††††† ifolosi eliyinsika
2.hukere††††††††††††† ihuka†††††††††††††††††† ihhuka
3.poropo††††††††††††† irenka††††††††††††††††† ifolosi eliyinsika
4.loko††††††††††††††† ilokhu††††††††††††††††† ifolosi eliyingidi
5.loko††††††††††††††† ilokhu††††††††††††††††† ifolosi eliyingidi
6.mofolanka†††††††††† iflenki†††††††††††††††† ifolosi langasophikweni
7.mofolanka†††††††††† iflenki†††††††††††† ††††ifolosi langasophikweni
8.morobedi††††††††††† idoda yesibhozo†††††††† unamba-8
9.sekeramohalofo††††† isikramhafu†††††††††††† iskramuhhafu
10. folaihalofo†††††††† iflayihafu††††††††††††† iflayihhafu
11. wingi ya molema†††† iphiko lasekhohlo†††††† iwingi lasokunxele
12. sentere ya ka fa tengisenta†††††††††††††† isenta
13. sentere ya ka fa ntleisenta†††††††††††††† isenta
14. wingi ya moja†††††† iphiko lasekunene†††††† iwingi lasokunene
15. fulubeke††††††††††† umvingci††††††††††††††† ifulibhekhi

USA

1.prop
2.hooker
3.prop
4.2nd row (lock)
5.†† "†† "††† "
6.(weak/closed side) wing forward (wing break) (flanker)
7.(strong/open side) wing forward†††† "†††††††††† "
8.number 8(abbrev.: #8)
9.scrum half (half back)
10. fly half†† (half back)
11. wing
12. (inside) center
13. (outside) center
14. wing
15. full back

Wales

1.Rheng Flaen
2.Bachwr
3.Rheng Flaen
4.Ail Rheng
5.Ail Rheng
6.Blaen Asgellwr (Ochr dywyll)
7.Blaen ASgellwr (Ochr agored)
8.Wythwr
9.Mewnwr
10. Maswr
11. Asgellwr chwith
12. Canolwr
13. Canolwr
14. Asgellwr de
15. Cefnwr