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Dublin: 7°C Thursday 24 September 2020

#number 8

# number-8 - Monday 24 February, 2020

Jack Conan on course to be fit before Saracens clash after return to training

The number eight has been working his way back from a broken foot since the World Cup.

# number-8 - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Heaslip determined to stay shtum on back injury

The Leinster and Ireland back row does not wish to offer up information about his injury, and that leads to more questions and concerns.

# number-8 - Monday 22 April, 2013

Open thread: Who do you want as your Lions back row?

Warburton, Robshaw, O’Brien, Tipuric, Faletau, Heaslip, Croft…. this will be a tough choice for Warren Gatland.

# number-8 - Thursday 24 January, 2013

'Massive honour' for Coughlan as he crashes the Irish scene late

The Munster forward’s industry and dynamism has been rewarded by Declan Kidney.

# number-8 - Friday 4 January, 2013

'We haven't won anything or done anything yet' - Ulster's Chris Henry

The back-row will captain the Pro12 leaders against Scarlets this evening.

# number-8 - Sunday 9 December, 2012

James Coughlan is good enough to play for Ireland - Rob Penney

Somebody get down to Bear and tell Jamie Heaslip.

# number-8 - Saturday 10 November, 2012

They’re big, strong and they want to run over you – captain Heaslip on the Springbok science

He’s more concerned about post-match speeches than decoding the South Africans’ gameplan.

# number-8 - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

South African Number 8 CJ Stander is arriving in Munster today Super 8 This post contains videos

South African Number 8 CJ Stander is arriving in Munster today

The 22-year-old has a year of Super Rugby experience with the Bulls under his belt.

# number-8 - Friday 5 October, 2012

PRO12: Heaslip gets the captaincy nod in depleted Leinster line-up

Andrew Conway and Ian Madigan both feature in the backline for Saturday’s league match against Munster.

# number-8 - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Earls back on the left wing as Kidney names strong side for Third Test

The Munster man returns from a shoulder injury to face the All Blacks and is joined in the Irish backline by Paddy Wallace.

# number-8 - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Heaslip and D'Arcy ruled out of final Test against the All Blacks

The Leinster duo are returning to Ireland after sustaining a fractured finger and calf strain in Saturday’s narrow loss to New Zealand.