Each of the four team members play a distinctly different position. Since polo is such a fluid game, players must momentarily change positions, but will try to return to their original assignment. No. 1:...essentially a goal striker. No. 2:...also a forward, but plays harder, especially on defence. No. 3:...the pivotal player between offence and defence who tries to turn all plays to offence. He is usually the highest rated player on the team. No. 4:...or back, is the most defensive player whose primary responsibility is to protect the goal area.
there are four players on a team, numbered 1 through 4, each with different responsibilities.
Each of the 4 team members plays a distinctly different position. Since polo is such a fluid game, the players may momentarily change positions but will try and return to their initial assignment. No. 1 is the most forward offensive player. No. 2 is just as offensive but plays deeper and works harder. No. 3 is the pivot player between offense and defense and tries to turn all plays to the offense. No 4 or the Back, is the defensive player whose role is principally to protect the goal.