Six Nations latest – Heaslip boost for Ireland
9 Feb 2011
Keo.co.za brings you news from the Six Nations.
Heaslip boost for Ireland – Jamie Heaslip will play No 8 for Ireland when they face France this Sunday. Sean O’Brien moves to the blindside flank as a result of Heaslip’s return.
Ireland – 15 Luke Fitzgerald, 14 Fergus McFadden, 13 Brian O’Driscoll (c), 12 Gordon D’Arcy, 11 Keith Earls, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Tomas O’Leary, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 David Wallace, 6 Sean O’Brien, 5 Paul O’Connell, 4 Donncha O’Callaghan, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Rory Best, 1 Cian Healy.
Subs: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Tom Court, 18 Leo Cullen, 19 Denis Leamy, 20 Eoin Reddan, 21 Ronan O’Gara, 22 Paddy Wallace.
Fourie back for England – South African-born flank Hendre Fourie has returned to the England squad and may even start against Italy on Saturday.
Fourie comes in for Joe Worsley, who has been released to his club, Wasps. Worsley, who came off the bench during Friday’s victory over Wales, is one of 12 players that have been deemed surplus to requirements.
England squad to take on Italy:Ben Foden (Northampton Saints), Matt Banahan (Bath), Chris Ashton (Northampton), Mark Cueto (Sale); Mike Tindall (Gloucester, c), Shontayne Hape (Bath); Toby Flood (Leicester), Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon); Ben Youngs (Leicester), Danny Care (Harlequins); Andrew Sheridan (Sale Sharks), Dan Cole (Leicester), Dave Wilson (Bath); Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Steve Thompson (Leeds); Louis Deacon (Leicester), Tom Palmer (Stade Francais), Simon Shaw (Wasps); Tom Wood (Northampton), James Haskell (Stade Francais), Hendre Fourie (Leeds), Nick Easter (Harlequins).
Scotland unchanged – Andy Robinson has named the same team that started against France for this week’s game against Wales.
Scotland – 15 Hugo Southwell, 14 Nikki Walker, 13 Joe Ansbro, 12 Nick De Luca, 11 Max Evans; 10 Dan Parks, 9 Rory Lawson; 8 Kelly Brown, 7 John Barclay, 6 Nathan Hines, 5 Alastair Kellock (c), 4 Richie Gray, 3 Euan Murray, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Allan Jacobsen.
Subs: 16 Scott Lawson, 17 Moray Low, 18 Richie Vernon, 19 Ross Rennie, 20 Mike Blair, 21 Ruaridh Jackson, 22 Sean Lamont.