Definition of five-eighth in English:



Australian, NZ
  • A player positioned between the scrum half and the three-quarters.

    • ‘He thinks Dan Carter is one of the best first five-eighths in the world.’
    • ‘He is definitely a five-eighth because he likes to glide across the field rather than take on the opposition and he also possesses a strong left-foot kicking game, which is an advantage in any team.’
    • ‘But I was probably a better five-eighth than Mark was and he was only an average fullback compared to me anyway.’
    • ‘His first five-eighth made some clever solo runs.’
    • ‘The five-eighth was able to take full advantage of his forward pack's size and strength to dominate the fringes of the ruck and score three tries.’