Definition of scrum half in English:

scrum half


  • A half back who puts the ball into the scrum and stands ready to receive it again.

    • ‘Joe Milner terrorised their scrum half throughout the afternoon.’
    • ‘They had the smooth half combination of Jupana Jayawardena the scrum half and Haren Malwatte as fly half.’
    • ‘Leigh were put under pressure early on when the Sandbach pack turned over the Leigh ball to enable their scrum half to score wide out.’
    • ‘Hewitt set Barley up with a great inside pass to put his scrum half clear and through for try number two.’
    • ‘The replacement scrum half deftly fly-hacked the ball and chased for his side's eighth.’
    • ‘Despite this Muir conjured up their fifth try with their livewire scrum half Cussiter scorching in from 30 metres.’
    • ‘From the start, it had looked as though the home side were going to run riot with Ian Wilson, the scrum half, scoring after five minutes.’
    • ‘And it was the scrum half, whose drop goal separated the sides in the Grand Final last year, who sent in a kick for the next score.’
    • ‘Loosing our scrum half and a back row forward through injury changed the whole game.’
    • ‘But the ball bounced unkindly for the scrum half and it was hacked down field.’


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