O’Driscoll disappointed by snub

RUGBY UNION: Forward Jamie Heaslip has been retained as Ireland captain for the Six Nations despite long-standing skipper Brian O’Driscoll’s return from injury. Heaslip led Ireland during the autumn, while the Leinster star was sidelined with an ankle problem. Ireland’s record try scorer O’Driscoll said: “While I was naturally very disappointed not to be leading the team in the Six Nations, I accept the reasons behind the decision.”