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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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Junior Casey Jennings is a halfback, while senior Megan Peeler, who is out for the team for the first time, is penciled in as the center halfback.
The halfbacks have combined well and really played their part so far," said GB coach Tony Smith, who admitted he may make changes for next week's third Gillette Fusion test.
If the OT could block the defender to the right, the halfback would run left.
But the Scarlets have a poor recent record in Scotland with no wins since 2006, and Lamont reckons they will only end that sequence if they can stop the re-united old firm of Scotland halfbacks, Dan Parks and Chris Cusiter.
Stacey's one of the best halfbacks in the world, and an important part of the game will be who gets on top between him and me.
Alignment: Line splits are two feet; split ends go to the top of the numbers; halfbacks split the distance between the tackle and split end; fullback sets behind the right tackle five yards behind the LOS; punter is ten yards deep.
Hazell has been sidelined since October with a shoulder problem but takes his place in a Gloucester side which also includes call-ups for halfbacks Rory Lawson and Ryan Lamb, together with full-back Iain Balshaw.
The two halfbacks line up just behind the guards, cocked in at 45-degree angles.
Everything was meticulously worked out--the quick hand-offs to the halfbacks and fullback, the faking, the pitch to the fullback, the counter to the weakside, and a drop-back passing game.
ENGLAND overwhelmed Italy 67-7 in their opening World Cup group B match at Twickenham with halfbacks Matt Dawson and Jonny Wilkinson playing major roles.
Though many Wing-T teams crack and arc with their split ends and halfbacks on this play, we prefer to block it exactly as we block the Blast - making it very hard for the LB to play the Option.
5, where we had our two halfbacks line up on the same side.