A rugby fly-half is the highly skilled, quick thinking, tactically clever prominent player in the backs. You will see plenty of the ball, make sure you can handle it
You must be able to bear a lot of name calling because you`ll be called a lot of names!
Besides the one I have chosen some others for fly-half are
You are one of the 7 'backs' in the team.
Once the 'forwards' have won the ball, it's your job to make sure the ball is used well. You are a key player.
The flyhalf is positioned behind the scrum and away from the scrumhalf like this...
Half-backs with a scrum
Fly-half physiques vary greatly, skills tending to matter more.
You need a full set of abilities and skills
There are many scrums in games. They are used to restart play after a minor rule has been broken.
When you win the scrum, the ball comes through to the back of the scrum.
The scrum-half in line with the game plan and the unfolding situation frequently passes to the fly-half.
To receive the ball you stand
With a good scrum-half and you at fly-half, you will usually receive passes from the scrum-half out in front of you so you can run onto them, gain momentum and get an advantage.
From your position on the field you will have a good overall view of the game. You are at the centre of things.
You will be the main decision maker in the team.
When you get the ball you will have been reading the game. You will know what the options are
As a rugby fly-half in the frantically changing situation of a rugby match you will be guided by
You must do all this yet watch for and evade, if possible, the opposition forwards who are trying to put the you on the floor!
When the other team gets the ball you must tackle any ball carriers coming your way and provide covering defence in case someone misses a tackle.
It all takes loads of practice but ensures you are on the spot, you are ready and you can do it all again!
When the ball 'goes into touch', play is restarted with a lineout.
It's similar to getting the ball from a scrum.
You must make good decisions about what you are going to do with the ball and be able to move quickly to make it happen.
Fly-halves tend to be more elusive, skillful, quick thinking, tactically aware players.
Your main aim of course, is always to score more points. Usually by moving the ball into the opposition ingoal area and scoring tries.
You are constantly working to drive forward, "make ground" and move the ball to the weakest area of the opposing defensive line so you can carry the ball through to score.
You will strive to get the ball over the advantage line (the imaginary line, drawn across the field, dividing the two teams)
At fly-half you will have many options available.
You are a good fly-half when you consistently make decisions which move the ball forwards.
With you at fly-half, mixing up the options taken (passing, kicking, running) your team has a real advantage. The other team will find it really difficult knowing what to expect next.
They will delay committing to tackles when uncertain and tend to weaken overall in their defensive patterns.
You will make it more difficult for them when you can sidestep.
Find out about flyhalf sizes.
Famous fly-halfs include...
|Cliff Morgan||David Watkins|
|Barry John||Dan Carter|
|Hugo Porta||Jonny Wilkinson|
|Grant Fox||Andrew Mehrtens|
|Carlos Spencer||Naas Botha|
|Phil Bennett||Michael Lynagh|
|Mike Gibson||Stephen Larkham|
Many were expert sidesteppers. Perhaps you will be the next one.
Especially if you know the ins and outs of EvtecHs