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Toughest, talkative, inspirational? A dozen team-mate questions for Jamie Heaslip

Mike Ross will be suped up and ready to prove Heaslip wrong.

WE SAT DOWN with Ireland vice-captain Jamie Heaslip this season to chat about… well, lots of things: but before we got started, we asked him to call out his past, present, provincial and international team-mates on a list of superlatives.

Starting with the most important.

Who is your toughest team-mate?


Jamie Heaslip and Cian Healy celebrate Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO


Fastest in Ireland camp is Simon Zebo.

Aaaand slowest?

In camp is probably Mike Ross.

Jamie Heaslip and Mike Ross speak with referee Jerome Garces Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Biggest messer in the dressing room?

Conor Murray’s up there.

Who is the most skilful player?

Luke Fitzgerald.

Most intelligent?

“I think you’re gonna struggle there… Eoin Reddan.

Eoin Reddan The Professor. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Butt of the jokes?

Noel Reid.

Worst dress sense?

Gordon D’Arcy.

Gordon D'Arcy Harsh. Though the boots-around-the-neck look never did really catch on. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Worst Dancer?

Gordon D’Arcy.

Biggest leader and motivator?

That’s a good one… Brad Thorne.

Jamie Heaslip and Tommy Bowe tackle Brad Thorn Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Best trainer?

Brad Thorne.

Worst trainer (or someone who just takes a bit more convincing than others)?

Mike Ross.

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