- a player who puts in the ball at scrums and tries to get it away to his three-quarter backs
- this position in a team
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Examples from the Web for scrum half
I played forward in the first half of the game, and scrum-half in the second.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
Yes, I know you're going to say it's a scrum-half, but can't you make it easier?
I mean, I don't think I've ever met anyone before who didn't know what a scrum-half was.
That was the scrum-half, and I gathered that that sort of thing was a mere commonplace in his existence.
He was running easily and well, as becomes a man who, in his day, had been a snip for his international at scrum-half.