|Date of birth||15 December 1983|
Jamie Heaslip is one of the best number eights in world rugby. His work-rate and ball-carrying have made him a vital player for Leinster and Ireland. Heaslip has tasted victory with Leinster in the form of the Magners League title in 2009, as well as Heineken Cup victories in 2009 and 2011. He was also a stand-out performer in Ireland's Grand Slam victory of 2009. That form won him a call-up to the 2009 British and Irish Lions tour where he was once again one of the best players on show. Despite making his debut in 2006 against the Pacific Islanders, he missed out on selection for the 2007 World Cup.