Jamie Heaslip

    Jamie Heaslip
    Club / Province: Dublin University FC/Leinster
    Position: Backrow
    Date of Birth: 15/12/83
    Height: 1.93m
    Weight: 109Kg
    Honours: 95 Ireland Caps Debut 2006 v Pacific Islanders

    After finishing his degree in mechanical engineering at Dublin University, Jamie moved to the North side of the city where he turned out for Clontarf. Heaslip was named in the Ireland squad for the Guinness Autumn series in 2006 and made his test debut against the Pacific Islanders. He has the honour of being the 1000th player to wear the green of Ireland.

    A member of the 2009 Grand Slam winning team, Heaslip also impressed when he was chosen to play for the Lions during the 2009 tour to South Africa. His ball carrying ability and uncompromising style have saw him cement his place in the Ireland No8 jersey.

    Jamie won 2 Celtic League titles with Leinster 2008 & 2013 and was a Magners League finalist with the province 2010 & 2011. He has won three Heineken Cup winner's medals with Leinster: 2009 - scored try in the final v Leicester -  2011 & 2012. He also won the Amlin Challenge Cup with Leinster in 2013

    His good form continued into the 2010 Six Nations where he was superb in the Irish backrow putting in a man of the match performance against England in Ireland's third test of the campaign.Jamie played in all bar one RBS 6 Nations game since his debut, including the Grand Slam of 2009, but missed the opening fixture of last season's competition due to an ankle injury. He was also selected for British & Irish Lions 2009 tour to South Africa where he played in all 3 tests

    Jamie signed a new IRFU/Leinster contract in January 2013 which will see him remain in Ireland until 2016.

    Fact Box

    - Won 2 League titles with Leinster 2008 & 2013 and was a PRO12 finalist with the province 2010, 2011 and 2012

    - Gained three Heineken Cup winner's medals with Leinster: 2009 - scored try in the final v Leicester - 2011 and 2012

    - In Ireland squad that finished second in the 2004 U21 World Championship, scoring a try in the final at Hughenden; nominated for IRB U21 Player of the Year that season

    - Played for Ireland A in Churchill Cup 2006; scored try in Ireland's 3rd place play-off match. Test debut came against Pacific Islanders at Lansdowne Road in November 2006

    - Senior Leinster debut was against Ospreys in March 2005 at Donnybrook. He is now in his 10th season with the Province

    - Made his debut in RBS 6 Nations in the opening game of the 2008 tournament against Italy at Croke Park, he is now Ireland's second most capped Number 8 behind Anthony Foley

    - Has played in all bar one RBS 6 Nations game since his debut, including the Grand Slam of 2009, but missed the opening fixture v Italy in 2011 due to an ankle injury

    - Selected for British & Irish Lions 2009 tour to South Africa where he played in all 3 tests; Led Ireland for the first time against South Africa in November and retained the captaincy for this tournament

    - Member of the 2013 Lions winning team who toured Australia