nounRugby , chiefly Australian /NZ
A player positioned between the scrum half and the three-quarters.
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- 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.
- 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.