Declan Kidney has chosen Jamie Heaslip as his captain in a new-look Ireland team to face South Africa on Saturday.
Ireland’s worst fears have been confirmed with the news that lock Paul O’Connell has been ruled out of the Autumn Series.
We’re not too short of classy backs in Irish rugby but one of the Springbok wings thinks we also have France’s David Skrela to call on too.
Paul O’Connell is expected to captain Ireland for the Guinness Autumn Series once he comes through today’s training session at Carton House.
If one name springs to mind when Movember rolls around it’s Leinster and Ireland rugby player Jamie Heaslip. For the month that’s in it, we grabbed for a quick chat.
Thanks to our good friends at PUMA we have one of the very cool new Ireland rugby jerseys to give away, and it is signed by Tommy Bowe, Jamie Heaslip and Andrew Trimble.
Ronan O’Gara and Stephen Ferris will line out for Munster and Ulster respectively this weekend to prove their fitness while Denis Hurley has been called into the Ireland squad.
Declan Kidney has been dealt a massive blow ahead of the upcoming Autumn Series with the news that Brian O’Driscoll and Rory Best have both been ruled out of action.