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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"We are really fortunate that we've got more than one world-class five-eighth. Aaron has been on top of his game all season.
I think he's better as a 12; he gives you that other option as a second five-eighth to play a wider game.
"We think their five-eighth is a very astute player, probably the best five-eighth on the Lions tour," said Henry this week.
"Adam is a player who can play wing, centre, five-eighth or full-back and you could even put him in the back row and he would be an asset for any team," added Potter.
AUSTRALIA five-eighth Kurtley Beale has admitted he would like to make the cross-code switch to rugby league one day.
"Giteau could be a very healthy number nine," Connolly said, "but for us he's an inside centre or five-eighth."
Beale began his professional career at five-eighth, but moved away from the demanding position in 2009, finding a home at full-back - a spot where he was nominated for IRB player of the year in 2010 and won the John Eales medal in 2011.
Way before the eruption that greeted Shane Williams' sentimental try, the Wallabies' Berrick Barnes had been the most influential figure on the Millennium Stadium pitch by a country mile, turning in a textbook example of what southern hemisphere nations would call 'second five-eighth' play.
North Harbour and Blues five-eighth Luke McAlister will start at number 12.
The midfielder left the field with an ankle injury, leaving Henry short of cover at centre and second five-eighth following Conrad Smith's illness.
The move could also signal an attempt by the Waratahs, who are currently without a coach, to sign five-eighth Matt Giteau.
They have changed a bit at five-eighth and this is where most of your attacking football comes from.