Jamie Heaslip To Skipper Ireland

Jamie Heaslip will lead Ireland in its Rugby World Cup Pool D clash against Romania at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.  Heaslip is included at eighthman and is joined in the backrow by Chris Henry and Jordi Murphy.  Devin Toner is partnered in the second row by Donnacha Ryan while Nathan White, Richardt Strauss and Cian Healy make up the front row.
 
Eoin Reddan and Ian Madigan link up at halfback with Darren Cave and Jared Payne in the centre while the back three sees Simon Zebo fill the number 15 jersey with Tommy Bowe and Keith Earls in the wing positions.  Among the replacements are Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath, Tadhg Furlong, Paul O’Connell, Sean O’Brien, Conor Murray, Paddy Jackson and Rob Kearney.
 
Ireland match day squad:  


15. Simon Zebo (Cork Con/Munster)
14. Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
13. Jared Payne (Ulster)
12. Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
11. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
10. Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster)
9. Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)
 
8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) (captain)
7. Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster)
6. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
5. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
4. Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
3. Nathan White (Connacht)
2. Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)
 
Replacements:
16. Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
17. Jack McGrath (St Mary’s/Leinster)
18. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
19. Paul O’Connell (Young Munster)
20. Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster)
21. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
22. Paddy Jackson (Dungannon)
23. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)