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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# eight

Last year
# eight
Simmonds starts for England as Dombrandt makes bench for Ireland game
Jamie George and Joe Marchant have also come into Eddie Jones’ starting XV.
All time
# Lion
'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'
Leinster’s Jack Conan starts in the number eight shirt against Glasgow again tonight.
# eight
'He’s definitely putting his hand up' - Lions boss Gatland impressed by Conan
The tourists move on to Cape Town tomorrow but don’t know who they will play on Wednesday.
# Debate
'I think Jack Conan is the best eight in the country right now'
Former Ireland international Jamie Heaslip feels his ex-Leinster team-mate deserves his shot.
# Jordi
'This is a big opportunity and I plan on taking it with both hands'
Ulster’s Jordi Murphy gets a shot in Ireland’s number eight shirt against Italy tomorrow.
# never let go
'I've had the same ones since I was 8!' - Man United star mocked over shinpads
The superstitious Ander Herrera has become the subject of dressing room jokes at Old Trafford as a result of his ‘battered’ equipment.
# eight
'For me and the Munster boys, to be at the front of that was big' - Stander
CJ Stander said Ireland’s response to the haka was an emotional moment.
# crew feared dead
Haunting video released of capsized cargo ship
The eight men on board are all feared to have perished.
# thrashing
France scored eight (yes, eight) against Jamaica tonight
Karim Benzema, Blaise Matuidi and Antoine Griezmann all scored braces.
# Bangladesh
Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy
The owner of the Tung Hai sweater factory was among the victims.
# Heineken Cup
James Coughlan is good enough to play for Ireland - Rob Penney
Somebody get down to Bear and tell Jamie Heaslip.
# Fine Gael
Is Fine Gael taking disciplinary action against TDs over critical article?
Eight Fine Gael TDs co-authored a piece voicing criticism of the Government’s stance on the Croke Park Agreement – but is the party disciplining them for this?
# Turkey
Car bomb kills eight in Turkey
50 others were wounded in the blast, which hit the city of Gaziantap.
# After Eight
Eight is enough: Rafa Nadal blasts past Djokovic to capture Monte Carlo title
World number one Novak was no match for the irresistible Spaniard at the Rolex Masters.
# spectacular
8 of the world’s most spectacular bridges
Yes, they get us from one location to another with ease, but there is more to bridges than that. They can be spectacular works of architecture – and art.