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# Eighthman

Last year
Vermeulen returns at 8 for Ulster's URC clash with the Ospreys
Ian Madigan comes in at out-half as Ulster make nine changes to their starting XV.
All time
Analysis: Faletau sets the Lions standard that CJ Stander has to match
The Welsh number eight was outstanding against the NZ Provincial Barbarians.
Brutish Duane Vermeulen a major threat to Ireland's hopes against the Boks
The South Africa No. 8 is in the best form of his international career.