The Ireland Team to play England at Twickenham on St. Patrick’s Day in the final game of the 2012 RBS 6 Nations Championship (KO: 5pm) has been named and includes Sean O’Brien who has recovered from injury to start in the back-row…

There is one change to the starting XV which took the field last weekend with O’Brien returning, having recovered from the skin infection which ruled him out of that game. Peter O’Mahony moves to the replacements.

Keith Earls and Cian Healy will both win their 30th caps on Saturday while Donncha O’Callaghan joins Paul O’Connell on 85. Ireland Captain Rory Best will become Ireland’s most capped hooker on his 59th appearance on Saturday.


15: Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
14: Tommy Bowe (Ospreys)
13: Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
12: Gordon D’Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
11: Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
10: Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
9: Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster)

1: Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)
2: Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) CAPTAIN
3: Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)

4: Donncha O’Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster)
5: Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
6: Stephen Ferris (Dungannon/Ulster)
7: Sean O’Brien (Clontarf/Leinster)
8: Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster)


16: Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
17: Tom Court (Malone/Ulster)
18: Mike McCarthy (Buccaneers/Connacht)
19: Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster)
20: Tomas O’Leary (Dolphin/Munster)
21: Ronan O’Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster)
22: Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)