# number eight

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'He's hugely experienced... He's had some big performances over the past few weeks'
'Ireland don't seem to have been impressed with what he has offered'
Simmonds starts for England as Dombrandt makes bench for Ireland game
'Something has clicked with Jack' - Conan a new force for Ireland
Leinster confident Max Deegan can pick up where he left off
Ireland's Jack Conan keen to take his chance in last Lions Test audition
As Stander heads for retirement, Munster have already found their new talisman
'He's pretty special' - Ireland excited about Doris' impact in first year of Test rugby
The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Jack O'Sullivan
Doris starting against Scotland 'subconsciously kick-started' Stander's best form
'I was joking that he's going to take my spot' - Stander on Ireland debutant Doris
JVG excited by O'Sullivan's potential after long-awaited Munster debut
'What we needed from him was to do his talking on the field, not off the field'
'That's what your foreign players should be, big players that have big moments'
Analysis: Conan continues to press Ireland claims with sensational showing
'This is a big opportunity and I plan on taking it with both hands'
20-year-old Doris keeps head down as Leinster back Mayo man's talents
Wales hooker Ken Owens redeployed at number eight for Scarlets
'He's definitely got a big future ahead of him' - Leinster excited about Doris
Big opportunity for Conan as Schmidt resists temptation to make change at 9
Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards
'I love to have the chance to run at the halfbacks, so it's great for me!'
Analysis: Faletau sets the Lions standard that CJ Stander has to match
Stander starts Lions tour as an 8, while Gatland praises Haskell's personality
Billy Vunipola in doubt for Six Nations after undergoing knee surgery
Ireland's Deegan nominated for U20 Player of the Tournament award
Heaslip underlines importance to Ireland with complete display against Scots
Leinster underage product Timoney heads north to join Ulster
One of the best back rows in the game may miss the Rugby World Cup
Dumbbells, tackle bags and books: A day in the life of Munster tyro Jack O'Donoghue
Fractures to three vertebrae mean Jamie Heaslip is out of the England game
Injury doubt Heaslip on track to feature for Ireland against Italy
Heaslip injury relief for Leinster as Marty Moore gets set for comeback
22-year-old Conan learning the ropes from Heaslip at Leinster
Ulsterman Roger Wilson named at No. 8 in star-studded World XV
Robin Copeland given two-week ban for stamp on Liam Williams
Kieran Read reflects on 'proud moment' after beating Ireland
‘I still outrank you, son’: Heaslip born for leadership role
Heaslip and D'Arcy ruled out of final Test against the All Blacks