A fast attacking game is characterised by the selection of quick elusive pacey second rows who can run out wide alongside the centres. Indeed some are converted centres, a classic example being current Great Britain Second Row Paul Johnson of Bradford, who has played international rugby at centre.
The Second row in the scrums are located behind the prop and hooker, you put your head between them, you first bind with one arm in between the props legs grabbing the props shirt or the top of his shorts. You bind with your other arm on the other second row, its important to get a strong bind and to get pull yourself tight together as it helps creates a strong and stable scrum.
Second-row forward – Second-row forwards are numbered 11 and 12, and make up the second row of the scrum. Second-row forwards support the front rowers while attacking. They are either used as wide-running forwards to help create room for the quicker men due to their size or as endurance athletes who can play an entire game at a consistent level in the middle of the field.
The Second row is an integral part of the unit in Scrummaging and the driving force behind the prop and hooker. They will also play key roles in the power behind rucks and mauls. Horizontal Power – It is clear from the roles of the Lock that they are required to provide a huge amount of Power in a horizontal direction (pushing forward in this case).
Ryan Hoffman is the least active Second Rower when it comes to second phase only averaging 0.89 SPPG. Dave Taylor has ran more metres then any other Second Rower in 2014, with 253 runs for 2394 metres at 133 metres per game. SBW and Jason Taumalolo average the second most metres per game with 117 a piece.
Second-row forwards that feature in their nations' halls of fame include New Zealand's Mark Graham, Australia's Norm Provan, George Treweek and Harry Bath, France's Jean Galia, and Great Britain & England's Martin Hodgson. Loose forward / Lock forward. Numbered 13, the loose forward or lock forward packs behind the two-second-rows in the scrum. Some teams choose to simply deploy a third prop in the loose forward position, while other teams use a more skilful player as an additional playmaker.
‘The Ginger Pearl’ has slowly become the most reliable second rower in the league. His running sense and awkward style makes him hard to tackle whilst his good hands creates space for his centre. Farrell will consistently hit the correct lines to create space of hit gaps, which is why he is as prolific as any back rower, in terms of tries and try assists.
The Australian second row has 41 NRL appearances with the Cowboys under his belt since making his debut four years ago and was named the Townsville club's rookie of the year in 2019.