Six Nations

Heaslip back for Ireland

2015-03-12 18:00
Jamie Heaslip (AFP)

Dublin - Ireland have made only one change for their Six Nations clash with Wales in Cardiff on Saturday with number eight Jamie Heaslip returning from injury.

Heaslip missed the victory over England with a back injury, but has recovered to replace Jordi Murphy.

Ireland are chasing the grand slam and are two points ahead of England and Wales with two matches remaining.

Paul O'Connell, who will captain the side, will win his 100th Test cap for Ireland.

Teams:

Wales:

15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Liam Williams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (captain), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun-Wyn Jones, 4 Luke Charteris, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Gethin Jenkins

Substitutes: 16 Richard Hibbard, 17 Rob Evans, 18 Aaron Jarvis, 19 Jake Ball, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Mike Phillips, 22 Rhys Priestland, 23 Scott Williams

Ireland

15 Rob Kearney, 14 Tommy Bowe, 13 Jared Payne, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Simon Zebo, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray; 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Sean O'Brien, 6 Peter O'Mahony, 5 Paul O'Connell, 4 Devin Toner, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Rory Best, 1 Jack McGrat

Substitutes: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Martin Moore, 19 Iain Henderson, 20 Jordi Murphy, 21 Eoin Reddan, 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Felix Jones

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