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garryowen (plural garryowens)
- (rugby union) A high short punt onto or behind the defending team.
2011, Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France:
- England had an early opportunity with a line-out deep in French territory after a clever grubber from Foden only for Lionel Nallet to burgle back possession, and they then tore into France again as Alexis Palisson was smashed backwards after taking a garryowen and Manu Tuilagi thundered into Morgan Parra.