... or The Pillar, as they're known in France.

An apt name, even in English, for these juggernauts of the rugby field. The stereotype is of brute strength and rotund waistlines coupled with low intelligence.

Perhaps at one point in time (long ago) this may have been the case, but the modern game demands far more of The Pillar, both physically and mentally.

While the 'core' fundamental skills for a Prop Forward have not changed, the techniques and tools used to apply them effectively, have.

In this video, we take a look at the core foundations on which any Prop Forward worth their salt, bases their game.

Music credit: David Dallas - Runnin.

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