five-eighth


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five-eighth

n
1. (Rugby) Austral (in rugby) a player positioned between the scrum-half and the inside-centre
2. (Rugby) NZ (in rugby) either of two players positioned between the halfback and the centre
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Two minutes later, Mitchell crowned his stunning display with a wonderful chip-and-chase that flummoxed France fullback Mark Kheirallah before the five-eighth gathered and scored to put the tie beyond France.
The Saints boss said: "Benny will play fullback and Jonny will play five-eighth (stand-off ).
For years New Zealand played with a first five-eighth and a second five-eighth at No 10 and No 12, two playmakers to be precise, and the No 13 was known as just 'centre' and in more creative days a lot of others used to do the same.
Dan Carter has signed with Racing Metro, a rugby club based in France after the All Blacks first five-eighth reportedly signed a $9 million over three years or $3 million per year deal with the French club.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, with New Zealand trailing 22-17, reserve centre Ryan Crotty crossed 90 seconds after the final hooter and five-eighth ron Cruden slotted a sideline conversion.
12 is arguably the most difficult position of the lot because, unlike specialist roles such as hooker and scrum-half which require mastery of specific functions, a second five-eighth or inside centre, call it what you will, stands or falls on his speed of thought.
Fabulous Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall, the Kiwi Test captain, ran the show at Dairy Farmers Stadium two weeks back but debutant Harry Selijka is the Panthers' playmaker against the still Thurston-less Cowboys.
I'm reluctant to move Leon because I'd lose a really good five-eighth," said Potter.
We think their five-eighth is a very astute player, probably the best five-eighth on the Lions tour," said Henry this week.
AUSTRALIA five-eighth Kurtley Beale has admitted he would like to make the cross-code switch to rugby league one day.
Rice is reportedly dating Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper.
Giteau could be a very healthy number nine," Connolly said, "but for us he's an inside centre or five-eighth.