Rugby: Top 5 Halfbacks in Super Rugby History

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Rugby: Top 5 Halfbacks in Super Rugby History
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We are now into week seven of our countdown of Super Rugby's greatest players. This week we finish our time with the backs, by looking at the greatest players to wear the No. 9 jersey.

Halfback, or scrumhalf, is generally considered to be one of the most important positions on the park as it is his service which affects the way the backline is allowed to operate. It goes without saying that a good pass is the main thing that separates the good from the bad in this position. Those who can get the ball away off the ground under pressure give their flyhalf that split second longer to decide what's the best option.

Intelligence in decision making, the ability to snipe around the fringes, a box kick and strong defence in the corner are also traits that various halfbacks possess, with different ones being more proficient in different areas.

As always, each player is only eligible for selection in one position and only Super Rugby form is taken into account.

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