One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounAustralian Rules Football
A fast and agile player who combines the roles of ruckman and rover.‘utilising his leg speed, he played ruck rover or on the wing’
- ‘He at times was so agile he became a double-edged sword, almost playing like a ruck rover.’
- ‘In one game I played full forward, ruck rover and centre half back, which taught me a lot about versatility.’
- ‘His ability to play as a ruck rover gave them considerable height in the middle of the ground.’
- ‘The former ruck rover said gambling was part of Australian culture.’
- ‘The greatest ruck rover to play the game was also the man who gave it its greatest rule.’
- ‘They were using ruck-rovers a couple of decades or so before the term was generally coined.’
- ‘So he stands out not only as a ruckman but also as a ruck rover.’
- ‘He's a hard-running ruck rover with reliable hands.’
- ‘The very first number one was a key forward but, since then, rovers and ruck rovers have held most of the top positions.’
- ‘He was one of the first true ruck-rovers and a specialist in the art of busting through packs.’
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