18 Mar 2009

Heaslip, Flannery, O'Leary and D'Arcy start for Ireland

6:18 am on 18 March 2009

Halfback Thomas O'Leary, number eight Jamie Heaslip and hooker Jerry Flannery have been recalled for Ireland's Six Nations rugby decider against Wales on Sunday while Gordon D'Arcy retains his place at centre.

The trio were all left out of the starting lineup for last weekend's 22-15 win over Scotland after coach Declan Kidney had named the same team for Ireland's first three games.

.Victory for Ireland at the Millennium Stadium would secure their first grand slam since 1948 and defeat by fewer than 13 points would give them the championship for the first time since 1985.

Wales have named a team featuring eight changes from the starting lineup in Saturday's 20-15 win over Italy in Rome.