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Rugby either of the forwards at either end of the front row of a scrum



(in Russian, podpora), a slender pole, 3 to 6 m long, having tines or splits at the upper end and made of hardwood (oak, beech, hornbean, ash). Props are placed under the branches of fruit trees at harvest time to prevent the branches from breaking and bending and to prevent the shedding of fruits during winds. The vertical installment of props and the umbrella-like attachment of branches to props are common.


(mining engineering)
Underground supporting post set across the lode, seam, bed, or other opening.


A strong, stiff, vertical structural member or column, usually of wood, stone, or metal, capable of supporting a framing member of the structure above it and/or providing a firm point of lateral attachment. Posts may divide the structural framework of a building into bays. The term post may be preceded by an adjective indicating its location (such as a corner post) or by an adjective indicating its shape (such as a musket-stock post). For definitions and illustrations of specific types of posts, See angle post, chimney post, corner post, crown post, doorpost, flared post, gabled post, gate post, gun-stock post, hanging post, jack post, jamb post, king post, musket-stock post, prick post, principal post,shouldered post, splayed post, sure post, teagle post, wall post.
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In a statement posted on Twitter, the club said: "@RotherhamRugby are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news that former prop forward Ian Williams has passed away.
Jamie Peacock (Leeds) POSITION: Prop Forward Hugely popular amongst his peers, JP just goes on and on.
The 20-year-old footballer was charged with knocking out 18-stone rugby prop forward Craig Reid in an incident in a Bridge of Allan hotel.
PROP forward Mark Dorrington is set to make his last appearance for New Brighton in their home clash with Wilmslow in North Two West League on Saturday.
The North Queensland Cowboys prop forward was last month unveiled as one of nine new signings for the Bridgend-based club, but he has now asked to be released from his contract for family reasons.
The 14-year-old from Annitsford in Northumberland, is a talented prop forward with Seghill - but also excels at football.
Prop forward David Wilson will undergo further investigations on a bone injury to his ankle after also being forced to leave the field on Sunday with no estimated lay-off time forecast as yet.
Prop forward Pulu leaves today for New Zealand where he will be playing for Tonga in their Tri Nations tournament against Samoa and Fiji.
Blaze will be joined in South Africa by his Worcester Academy team-mate Dylan Hartley, a prop forward.
They were also indebted to the non-stop foraging of prop forward Stuart Fielden while Widnes had no answer to the blockbusting running of Kiwi winger Lesley Vainikolo.
ENGLAND prop forward Jason Leonard has expressed his shock after learning that French opposite number Pieter De Villiers has been ruled out of the RBS Six Nations clash at Twickenham on February 15 after failing a drugs test.
Thomas also converted the second touchdown from flanker Joe Campbell, who was helped over the line by prop forward and captain Mike Hopkins, and a late penalty try was also converted.