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Video: Jamie Heaslip takes over Six Nations captaincy as O’Driscoll era ends

Des Berry

Published 17/01/2013 | 10:47

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Jamie Heaslip will captain Ireland for the Six Nations

IRELAND No. 8 Jamie Heaslip will take over from Brian O'Driscoll as captain for this year's Six Nations, coach Declan Kidney revealed today, bringing an end to the centre's 10-year stint as skipper.

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Heaslip captained Ireland in the November tests in his Leinster team mate's absence through injury and although O'Driscoll has returned to the squad, Kidney said the time was right for a change of leader.

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