Stunning supercut on England prospect highlights just how important it is to have a decent scrum half on your team
This video on Scrum half Ollie Fox really goes to highlight how important it is for a team to have a decent scrum half to be successful.
In highlight reels, you always see the fly half’s, wingers and centres always making great runs. But you rarely see a focus on what the man behind the scrum does. The only one we can think of is on Faf de Klerk and that mainly focused on his defence.
Take a look at this and it really does go to show just how important a scrum half is at pinpointing those gaps for their team. If you think of the best teams in the world, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, they all have a solid 9 who can organise a game.
We think this scrum half has a bright future for sure.
CREDIT: Raw Rugby
In other news: Cheetahs sign Pienaar
Toyota Cheetahs is delighted to confirm the signing of former Springbok scrumhalf, Ruan Pienaar.
The skilful player represented the Springboks in 88 test matches. Ruan’s experience in the Guinness PRO14 will be invaluable for the Toyota Cheetahs as he represented Ulster in 141 matches between 2010 and 2017.
Pienaar was named at scrum half in the League’s Team of the Year for the 2010/11 season and also scooped the League’s player of the Year award which was voted for by his peers. Pienaar was again selected at scrum half for the League’s Dream Team for the 2011/12 season and was also named captain of the side.
In 2012 Pienaar played in the Heineken Cup Final, scoring 9 points and in 2013 he played in the final of the competition, scoring all of Ulster’s 18 points.
Between 2004 and 2010 he represented the Sharks in 32 Currie Cup games and 67 Super Rugby matches.
Ruan has signed a two year contact with the Toyota Cheetahs.