The fly-half can be a good kicker and generally directs the back line. The scrum-half retrieves the ball from the forwards and needs a quick and accurate pass to get the ball to the backs (often firstly to the fly-half).
Can you tackle the scrum half at a ruck?
When a scrum half attempts to retrieve the ball from a ruck, the ball is not out until that player has picked the ball up from the ground. In the clip the scrum half is taken out by the player before the ball is off the ground and this would be deemed to be offside by the player tackling the scrum half.
How far does a scrum-half run in a game?
The Scrum Half covered the greatest total distance during a match (7098 ± 778 m) and the Front Row the least (5158 ± 200 m). The Back Row covered the greatest distances at ‘sprinting’ speeds, particularly the number 8 position (77 m).
Can skinny guys play rugby?
Skinny people can play rugby. It is a game for all shapes and sizes regardless of build. A lighter, thinner person, can be quicker on the field and better at making use of space. In rugby technique is more important than size or weight.
Who is the best scrum-half ever?
Aaron Smith has picked a Springbok as the best scrum-half to ever play at a Rugby World Cup. All Blacks scrum-half Aaron Smith has said that his South African counterpart Fourie du Preez was the best No9 to ever play at a Rugby World Cup even though the New Zealander was a winner at the tournament in 2015.