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halfback

1. Rugby either the scrum half or the stand-off half
2. Soccer old-fashioned any of three players positioned behind the line of forwards and in front of the fullbacks
3. any of certain similar players in other team sports
4. the position of a player who is halfback
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Mayo must use their half backs as a wall in front of their full back line.
This means that when TyroneIf I were John Maughan, I would instruct the midfielders and half backs to stay back.
But Waterford's half back division isn't half bad either.
RONAN CURRAN (Cork) Centre half back - 1st award: Cork have struggled badly for a centre back since Brian Corcoran's retirement but the Rebels look to have finally found a long-term successor.
JJ DELANEY (Kilkenny) Left half back - 1st award: The GPA's Hurler of the Year and looks certain to land the Vodafone award at Dublin's Citywest Hotel tomorrow night.
Salford boss Gregory has confirmed he is ready to move for his former Wigan and Great Britain half back partner.
Gregory, whose side are without injured half backs Martin Crompton and Steve Blakeley, said:"I am definitely interested in Shaun who is still one of the top half backs in the game.
Keith Barr and Eamon Heery will join Magee in the half back line.
Rathkenny's Donal Curtis will almost certainly replace O'Connell and slot in at right half back with Colm Coyle dropping back to the corner.
The Leicester half backs are the danger men and we will need to keep a close eye on them on Saturday," said Nacewa.
Sam Tomkins was breathtakingly good at full back in both link-up play and finishing, the defence was rock solid, and the half-back pairing of Thomas Leuluai and Paul Deacon had far too much guile for a Bradford side lacking their regular half backs.