We told you that we have grown bored with the basic references you make during the rugby games. Today, we will tell you about the hooker and tighthead prop.

We promised to help you identify these chaps any day. You will not need to keep asking your neighbors for a description. It is good to ask but it also better to approach with some knowledge. Bye-bye ignorance. Hello, information.

Who is a Hooker and Who is a Tighthead Prop?

The guess is you have sen the big boys at the front of a scrum. The lad in the middle while the one wearing 3 is tighthead prop.

The hooker is quite easy to identify both on and off the pitch. On the pitch, he wants to run faster than the guys whose job is it to run like chicken thieves. The backs. He doesn’t like that the coach plays him there. The hooker believes he is the most creative human on the field.

See the guys at the front line – that’s them.

Off the pitch, the hooker is a sucker for cheap enjoyment. He is the plug for cheap alcohol. He is always with women way out of his league and we all don’t get the irony. When he hitches a ride, he makes you wish you had let the rain bless him. The Hooker becomes a driving school instructor.

Like his pal on the other end, tighthead prop makes so much noise about the gym. None of his teammates understand why that is so. He is the shadow of the loosehead prop. He doesn’t like the fact that he is the number two of the props, and yet the field already has a number too. Second best prop. Second best dancing prop.

When the loosehead buys the beer when the game is done, guess who is carrying it. The tighthead prop is. The dance moves need a lot of work.

Use this time of the temporary lockdown on the game all over the country to acclimatize yourself who does what and looks like what. Rugby should find us all at per, and for the players, better at our positions.