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1(in rugby union) the forward at the back of the scrum.
- ‘Manuel Dallan picked up the ball after Canada fluffed a scrum and popped it to the number eight to bundle his way over the line.’
- ‘They have a good number eight and a fly half who is one of the best goal kickers in the league.’
- ‘Orrell struck back almost immediately and with Drew Hickey picking up at the back of a scrum, the number eight spun out of a tackle to claim a try.’
- ‘The second half saw the home team continually threaten the Newry line and from a five-meter scrum their number eight picked up and drove hard towards the line before passing the ball to the scrum half.’
- ‘Pock remained in the driving seat and Allen kicked a penalty then converted John Ainslie's try when the number eight powered over from a scrum.’
2NZ [mass noun] A wire of 4 mm gauge, used especially for fences.[as modifier] ‘number eight wire’
- ‘‘We built it out of straw, number eight wire and papier mache,’ said Mr Mitchell.’
- ‘New Zealand is a country born out of entrepreneurs and people with a number eight fencing wire mentality of doing things, and we want to encourage that.’
- ‘At that time, there were few public screening opportunities for the underdog, number eight wire, and independent music video.’
- ‘We have even heard it said that ‘the New Zealand pastime of inventing things with number eight wire and a four-by-two is a little romance that needs to be put to bed’.’
- ‘In those days, New Zealanders had a reputation of being able to fix anything with a piece of number eight fencing wire.’
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