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Blindside flanker
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The blindside flanker should be an all-round athlete.

Strength, speed, fitness, stamina are all part of the deal.

Flankers are always involved in the game, winning balls and making the big tackles in open play.

The blindside flanker tends to be bigger than their team-mate, the openside flanker.

They have a more physical role and are often a target for the hooker in the line-out.

Because of their high tackle count, flankers are always involved in rucks or mauls either at the bottom or making the drive that counts.





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