flanker flanker

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a back stationed wide of the scrimmage line; used as a pass receiver
  2. (n) a soldier who is a member of a detachment assigned to guard the flanks of a military formation

Usage(s):

  1. All-America basketball star, whose hands, size and speed could make him a formidable flanker back.
  2. Johnny Rodgers, the Heisman Trophy-winning flanker of that time, considers this team better.
  3. Suffice it to say that in 1988, playing flanker, he scored the winning touchdown for the Fighting Irish against top-ranked University of Miami.

News

  1. Rugby-Wallabies bow to Lions concerns and boost provinces

    * Dennis, Horne to play for Waratahs * Sio, Kimlin released for Brumbies (Adds Gatland quotes) By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, June 13 (Reuters) - Flanker Dave Dennis and centre Rob Horne have been released from the Wallabies' training camp to bolster the New South Wales Waratahs for their match against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday. Amid continuing controversy over the weakness of the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Rugby-Wallabies bow to concerns and strengthen provinces

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, June 13 (Reuters) - Flanker Dave Dennis and centre Rob Horne have been released from the Wallabies' training camp to bolster the New South Wales Waratahs for their match against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday. Amid continuing controversy over the weakness of the provincial sides facing the Lions on their tour matches, the pair will fly down from the Queensland ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "Andrew (Bishop) has been one of the form centres in Wales this year," Gatland said. "Up front, Gavin Thomas is an experienced flanker who knows all about what it takes to perform at international level, he and Alun Wyn Jones have both...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Warren Gatland Source: ABC Online

  2. "There are some injured players and we made our decision with that in mind," Berbizier said. "Alessandro Zanni (flanker) is injured, so is Josh Sole, that's why Sergio Parisse will have to play as number six and not as number eight like he...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Pierre Berbizier Source: ABC Online

  3. "I know the Cheetahs are resting some of their topliners tonight like (flanker Duane) Vermuelen, so I think they certainly see next week as a real opportunity for them, so we'll need to front up," Fisher said.
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Laurie Fisher Source: Stuff.co.nz

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