Irish rugby team to play South Africa: Heaslip named captain

Jamie Heaslip will captain the Ireland team against South Africa on Saturday, as Declan Kidney named a weakened team after Brian O’Driscoll, Paul O’Connell, Rory Best & Rob Kearney had to drop out due to injury.

There are still some tickets left for Ireland’s clash with South Africa through ViaGoGo

Kidney spoke of preparing for the future of Irish rugby and the ‘natural progression’ in the squad.

Ireland v South Africa: Zebo; Bowe, Earls, D’Arcy, Trimble; JS, Murray; Healy, Strauss, Ross; McCarthy, Ryan, O’Mahony, Henry, Heaslip (c)

Replacements: Cronin, Kilcoyne, Bent, O’Callaghan, Henderson, Reddan, O’Gara, McFadden

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