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Jamie Heaslip leads a team which includes 12 Ireland internationals for the trip to the Welsh capital this weekend. Following on from the recent PRO12 interprovincial derby victories over Ulster and Connacht over the holiday season, Kevin McLaughlin partners Sean O’Brien and Heaslip in the back-row with Cian Healy lining up with Sean Cronin and Mike Ross in the front row.

Eoin Reddan partners Jonathan Sexton at half back, while Gordon D’Arcy returns to the line up to partner Fergus McFadden at centre.

Isa Nacewa is named on a bench alongside the likes of Isaac Boss and Rhys Ruddock.


15: Gavin Henson
14: Leigh Halfpenny
13: Casey Laulala
12: Gavin Evans
11: Tom James
10: Dan Parks
9: Lloyd Williams

1: Gethin Jenkins
2: Marc Breeze
3: Scott Andrews
4: Bradley Davies
5: Michael Paterson
6: Maama Molitika
7: Sam Warburton CAPTAIN
8: Xavier Rush  


16: Rhys Williams
17: John Yapp
18: Sam Hobbs
19: Macauley Cook
20: Josh Navidi
21: Richie Rees
22: Ceri Sweeney
23: Richard Mustoe


15: Rob Kearney
14: Dave Kearney
13: Fergus McFadden
12: Gordon D’Arcy
11: Andrew Conway
10: Jonathan Sexton
9: Eoin Reddan

1: Cian Healy
2: Sean Cronin
3: Mike Ross
4: Damian Browne
5: Devin Toner
6: Kevin McLaughlin
7: Sean O’Brien
8: Jamie Heaslip CAPTAIN


16: Aaron Dundon
17: Heinke van der Merwe
18: Jamie Hagan
19: Rhys Ruddock
20: Leo Auva’a
21: Isaac Boss
22: Isa Nacewa
23: Fionn Carr

REFEREE: Marius Mitrea (FIR), ASSISTANT REFEREES: Neil Hennessy, Phil Fear (both WRU), TMO: Neil Ballard (WRU)