Irish coach, Joe Schmidt names Ulster man Best as captain for their upcoming RBS Six Nations campaign
Thirty-three-year-old Best will take the role previously filled by Paul O’Connell who retired following the Rugby World Cup in England last year.
FULL IRISH SQUAD
The full squad named by Schmidt for the first two rounds of the competition is as follows:
Hookers: Rory Best (captain), Sean Cronin, Rob Herring, Richard Strauss.
Props: James Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Jack McGrath, Marty Moore, Nathan White.
Locks: Devin Toner, Donnacha Ryan, Mike McCarthy, Ultan Dillane.
Back rows: Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip, Rhys Ruddock, Josh van der Flier, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.
Halfbacks: Conor Murray, Johnny Sexton, Eoin Reddan, Kieran Marmion, Paddy Jackson, Ian Madigan.
Centres: Robbie Henshaw, Stuart McCloskey, Luke Marshall, Jared Payne.
Back threes: Keith Earls, Dave Kearney, Simon Zebo, Rob Kearney, Andrew Trimble, Luke
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