A loosehead prop in rugby union is a player who plays in the front row of the scrum, also known as the “front 3 or the engine room” and is positioned on the side opposite to the tighthead prop. The loosehead props main role is to support the scrum by binding with the hooker and tighthead prop, as well as providing stability in the lineouts usually as a lifter or binding support once the ball has been thrown in. Additionally, the loosehead prop is often involved in carrying the ball and making tackles, as well as offering support to the other forwards in the game.
Not known for kicking, you can sometimes find a prop “embellishing the truth somewhat” after the game telling everyone it was an 80m side stepping run they did to score the try…..
Keep up the hard work, we love the props and their role.