Five-eighth or Stand-off is one of the positions in a rugby league football team. Wearing jersey number 6, this player is one of the two half backs in a team, partnering the scrum-half. Sometimes known as the pivot or second receiver, in a traditional attacking 'back-line' play, the five-eighth would receive the ball from the scrum half, who is the first receiver of the ball from the dummy-half or hooker following a tackle. The role of the five-eighth is often to pass the ball away from the cong
The incumbent Test captain and already established as one of the great fullbacks at the end of 2003, Darren Lockyer switched to his junior position of five-eighth for the benefit of his club Brisbane – but duly became one of the finest No.6s in history over the last eight seasons of a glorious career. The appearance record holder for first grade games (355), Origins (36) and Tests (59), Lockyer played 166 games for Brisbane, 20 for Queensland and 34 for Australia at five-eighth.
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This is a category of rugby league players who play or played as five-eighths (also referred to as stand-offs).
Rabbitohs v Broncos: Marshall at five-eighth; Pangai to start. The Rabbitohs coasted to their third straight win with a Good Friday shut-out of the Bulldogs while the Broncos' were shown a clean ...
The five-eighth position at Manly was shared around due to injury in 2020, but it was Cust who played the most games there. The 22-year old did find some decent form in his eight games in the No.6...
One of rugby league's all-time greats, Lockyer spent the first decade of his career at fullback before coach Wayne Bennett controversially switched him to five-eighth in 2006.
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Perhaps the most naturally talented five-eighth in the competition. Arrested a slow start to 2018 to claim the Broncos' player-of-the-year award. Without a doubt, Milford holds the key to Brisbane...
In some competitions, such as Super League, players are issued with a squad number to use all season, no matter what positions they play in. The positions and numbers are defined by the game's laws as: Backs 1 Full Back; 2 Right Wing; 3 Right Center; 4 Left Centre; 5 Left Wing; Halves. 6 Stand-Off Half or Five-Eighth; 7 Scrum Half or Half-Back; Forwards. 8 Prop
MICHAEL Morgan is the frontrunner to win the first crack at filling the boots of Johnathan Thurston as Australia’s World Cup rugby league five-eighth. Morgan is set to start in Australia’s tournament opener against England in Melbourne on Friday night, but the in-form Cowboys playmaker must fire to hold the position ahead of Origin five-eighths Cameron Munster and James Maloney for the sudden-death matches.