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Clampers tackle captain Heaslip

IRELAND rugby captain Jamie Heaslip has become the latest star player to be tackled by the clampers.

Ahead of Leinster's tough Amlin Cup quarter-final clash against London Wasps today, he could have done without the added headache of being stopped in his tracks in Dublin city centre. The big No 8 fell foul of clampers when his Land Rover was found parked in a loading bay.

Despite being handed an €80 fine, he appeared non-plussed while waiting for the clamp to be removed.

Heaslip's brush with the clampers comes just weeks after his teammate Cian Healy was also clamped in the city.

Meanwhile, Munster star Simon Zebo is backing 'Go the Distance' – a special Cork City Marathon fundraiser for the ARC Cancer Support House.

The 23-year-old is the patron of Cork ARC and the June 3 marathon represents one of its most important fundraisers of the year.

Zebo, who faces a fitness test on his ankle to see if he will play in Sunday's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Harlequins in London, has appealed for volunteers to take part in the run on behalf of ARC.

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Irish Independent