THE scrum-half is a key player in any rugby union side.
They work off the back of the forwards but also direct them, as well as steer the backs.
They’re often smaller members of the side, but that have a mighty role.
The Blowes Clothing Cup boasts a number of strong halfbacks who can turn a game.
The challenge for you is to try and pick one.
James Montgomery - Cowra Eagles
Montgomery is one of Cowra’s most consistent players.
A tough individual who doesn’t shy away from the physical nature of the game, Montgomery is strong in defence but also has a good pass which creates attacking options for his side.
Nick Quinn - Orange City Lions
Quinn is an important cog in Orange City wheel.
He’s pushes the pack to go forward and works seamlessly with the backs.
Quinn can spot a gap a mile away and has the speed to exploit it, and is just as capable of putting a team-mate into space.
Tom Hollis - Bathurst Bulldogs
Like all the Bulldogs finalists, the former NSW Country representative boasts experience.
His ability to dart from the
back of the ruck close to the line makes him a great attacking option.
He is also able to tackle the big players.
James Duff - CSU Bathurst
Duff has developed into a great scrum-half.
He is at his best when he runs the ball and his passing game is excellent.
He knows his strengths and he plays to them, while also exploiting the opposition’s weaknesses.
* Tomorrow: Pivotal pieces of the puzzle