Scrum-half – Rôle and morpholophy
Scrum halves form the all-important link between the forwards and the backs, and are invariably at the centre of the action. A scrum half is normally relatively small but with a high degree of vision, the ability to react to situations very quickly, and good handling skills, as well as the ability to spin the ball with great ease off both hands.
They are often the first tackler in defence and are behind every scrum, maul or ruck to get the ball out and maintain movement. They put the ball into the scrum and collect it afterwards; they also are allowed to stand further forward than other backs at a line-out to try to catch knock downs from the jumper.
It is also not unusual to have talkative scrum-halves in competitive situations.In some cases, though technically illegal, most scrum-halves will subtly alert the referee to fouls and infringements committed by the opposing team.
*some scrum-half of Cameroon Championship:
Sokamte Alain (Marcassins rugby player)
Ndoumbe Alfred (Marcassins rugby player)
* the average scrum-half morphology professional of french championship is 1.73 m - 78 kg