Definition of back-rower in English:

back-rower

noun

Rugby
  • See back row

    • ‘But a new-found maturity in recent seasons has seen him develop into one of the finest back-rowers in the game, able to hold down his spot in the Kiwis and the Warriors sides despite intense competition from a host of talented youngsters.’
    • ‘Not the biggest of forwards, but this Kangaroos back-rower of the early 1980s could mix it with the best and liked to do so at every opportunity.’
    • ‘The 19-year-old back-rower crossed in the 62nd minute of Wednesday's demolition of London to break his scoring duck in a superb performance.’
    • ‘Confusingly, however, the Knights have already secured the back-rower's signature and lodged his registration with the Rugby Football League, so his immediate future is seemingly in their hands.’
    • ‘The 23-year-old back-rower signed a two-year deal with Leeds in the closed season with the possibility of being loaned back to York to gain further experience in National League One.’