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stand-off

in ultrasonography, a device used to increase the distance between the transducer and skin in order to bring the area of investigation into the focal zone.
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Britain moved Phil Clarke from loose forward to stand-off to mark Laurie Daley in the third Test in 1994 and it didn't work.
I would play Jason Robinson or Sean Long at stand-off with orders to run at the Aussie defence.
If Robinson has been given a free role, he needs to be at full back or stand-off to cause maximum damage.