number eight

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number eight (plural number eights)

  1. (rugby) A player in the scrum, who controls the movement of the scrum, and can pick up the ball exiting the scrum; eighthman.
    • 2011 February 13, Lyle Jackson, “Ireland 22-25 France”, in BBC[1]:
      But Ireland dug out a gutsy response and applied pressure which resulted in number eight Heaslip diving over in the corner to revive home hopes.
  2. (cricket) The batsman who bats eighth.