The 10 Best Half-Back Pairings in Rugby History

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The 10 Best Half-Back Pairings in Rugby History
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They are the men who plot their side's course through a match. The scrum half and fly half, No. 9 and No. 10 or, if you're a New Zealander, a first five-eighth.

The half-backs provide the brains to the brawn smashing lumps out of each other all around them.

Their performances, above all others, can determine the outcome of a contest, and when their understanding is on a par with the 10 pairs we look at here, they can propel their sides to great heights.

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