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Brian O'Driscoll

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Brian O'Driscoll

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<b>8 Jamie Heaslip (Ireland)</b><br/>
He did not have the best game at the weekend but no one is really putting their hand up at No 8. I like David Denton but he is not even starting for Scotland at the moment. There is not an outstanding candidate as it stands and Heaslip only just edges it.

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Paddy Jackson is under pressure to prove he's better than Ireland's 127-cap Ronan O'Gara, pictured

Six Nations: Ronan O'Gara set for Ireland return

Ireland meet France this weekend

Ireland's Jonathan Sexton picks up an injury against England

Six Nations: Paddy Jackson selected ahead of Ronan O'Gara

Ireland play Scotland at Murrayfield this weekend

England's prop Dan Cole goes head to head with Ireland's lock Donnacha Ryan (2nd R) after the incident involving Cian Healy

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