Definition of fly half in English:

fly half


  • another term for stand-off half
    • ‘In glorious conditions, Sandal moved into an early lead with a drop goal from their fly half.’
    • ‘Yarnbury were pegged back into their 22 and the Goole fly half lined up a drop goal attempt.’
    • ‘A fine gymnast, cricketer and rugby player, Eric had a Welsh schoolboy trial as a fly half, but had the misfortune to play opposite one of the future Welsh rugby greats.’
    • ‘Look at the fly halves who have won World Cups - guys like Stransky, Fox, Lynagh, Wilkinson - they know the game inside out.’
    • ‘England may have two fly halves, but they will still have only 15 players on the pitch.’


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