- (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:
- 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.
- (cricket) The batsman who bats eighth.
rugby player who controls the movement of the scrum