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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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The halfback was heavily linked with a move to the Robins, primarily to reunite him with Sheens, who was his coach at West Tigers and instrumental in bringing the playmaker to Salford during his time as the Red Devils' director of rugby.
Tipperary man Colin O'Riordan (below) collected 12 disposals and one mark at halfback.
Gatland plumped for Blues halfbacks Gareth Anscombe and Tomos Williams to start last Friday night's game in Paris when Wales battled back from a 16-point halftime deficit to win 25-19.
Jim Fay added: "An excellent player - one piece in that great halfback line of Iley, McGrath and Anderson.
"Every year, things change, people change, we lose players, we gain players,'' halfback Michaud said.
"It's a feeling that's hard to describe," the Maroons halfback Thurston said of Queensland's remarkable eight-year domination.
KEVIN Sinfield is delighted to get the chance to continue his new halfback partnership with Rangi Chase as England prepare to open their Gillette Four Nations campaign.
Beside Branch, Anderson, Moore and Webb, key returnees include senior Rontrell Bailey (6-2, 243), who plays both halfback and tight end; sophomore halfback Justin Billings (5-6, 170) and senior athlete Trey Austin (5-8, 190).
Coach Toby Booth sticks with the same line-up, which contains 12 former or present Academy players and pairs Peter Richards and Chris Malone in the halfback slot.
The former halfback Langer said last night: ''We have to make sure that our forwards are ready to play because they have got a lot of work to do.
In his early career, Mr Tennant played on the right wing but later moved to the halfback Former Wales football international Des Tennant, who captained Brighton and Hove Albion and had spells with Barry Town and Cardiff City's junior side, has died at 83 halfback line, captaining the side for three seasons.