Rugby Union/Scrum Half

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The scrum half passes the ball from the back of the scrum to the fly half. He kicks very much and he also calls plays for the backs a lot. They are often the team captain.

Responsibilities[edit]

In the Scrum[edit]

  • Put the ball in
  • Throw the ball to the fly half
  • Kick the ball from the scrum when they have to
  • Tell the 8-man to "rush" the ball if they feel it is a good idea
  • Attack the other scrum half if it is the other team's put-in

In General Play[edit]

  • Always speedy, runs the ball a lot
  • Be in the back line
  • Pass the ball out of rucks
  • Be ready to tackle at all times

In the Lineout[edit]

  • Sometimes calls the play
  • Gets the ball from the player that catches it
    • They can run, pass, or kick the ball at that point
  • Attack the other scrum half if it is the other team's throw-in