There are 2 locks on the field at one time. They are in the second row of the scrum. They also get lifted in lineouts.


In the Scrum

  • Keep the front row stable by backing up the props
  • Guide the ball to the 8-man with their feet
  • Provide a handhold for the flankers

In General Play

  • Follow the ball, providing support for the runner
  • Be active in the ruck
  • Be ready to run the ball into the other team's defense
  • Be ready to tackle the other team's big players

In the Lineout

  • Responsible for getting the ball from the throw-in
  • Try to take the other team's throw-in
  • Is lifted into the air by props