stand-off half


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Related to stand-off half: fly half, Scrum half

stand-off half

n
1. (Rugby) a player who acts as a link between his scrum half and three-quarter backs
2. (Rugby) this position in a team
Also called: fly half
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Roughyeds believe they will be particularly strong in the forwards - and they expect the pack to lay down a solid foundation for success and provide the momentum that the experienced Crook will need to direct operations from stand-off half.
Originally starting at Fartown as a stand-off half, he played most of his 223 games for Huddersfield at centre.
It was 15 minutes before Coventry could find a way through again, stand-off half Scott Clendenning-Fenton scoring under the posts.
Former black and white's stand-off half Dean Lawford kept Widnes sweating with a well-taken second-half effort.
Athletic had stand-off half David Dickinson to thank for this win as he scored a hat-trick of tries.
Shane Drahm, the Worcester stand-off half, plays outside England captain Shaun Perry in tomorrow's A international against Ireland
Winger Lennie Woodard, stand-off half Aled James and forward Damien Hudd are all in the 17-strong squad selected for the opening Welsh fixture in Pool One of the European Nations Cup.
The 24-year-old loose forward came to prominence last season when injuries forced coach Ian Millward to switch him to stand-off half. He carried his role through to the international stage with Great Britain against Australia in the recent Test series, and his star quality earned him both Rugby League Player of the Year and Man of Steel awards.
And HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS, who finished bottom of the Super League table last season, have stepped up the hunt for a star stand-off half.
An early try by centre and leading try scorer Stuart Lee was converted from the touchline by stand-off half Healey before Carlisle responded with a try in the corner.
He will be joined by Scotland's star lock forward Alastair McHarg, who won a total of 44 caps for his country in the 1970s, the equally distinguished Welsh international John Taylor, and Mickey Quinn, who represented Ireland at stand-off half in the 1970s.
What happened was this: sticking to his guns, Dawes's original selection for the January opener was John Bevan as stand-off half.