Joe Schmidt Makes Two Changes For Ireland Team To Play Scotland

Joe Schmidt has named the Ireland team to play Scotland on Saturday afternoon in his side's penultimate game of this year's Six Nations.

It features two changes from the team which defeated Wales.

Back into the team comes Tadhg Furlong to replace Andrew Porter. Furlong missed the game against Wales due to injury. Porter takes a place on the bench instead of John Ryan.

There's also a place in the team for Garry Ringrose with Chris Farrell, Man of the Match against Wales, missing out due to an injury picked up during training.

Further changes on the bench include Iain Henderson, back from injury, taking the place of Quinn Roux, Jordi Murphy instead of Jack Conan and Jordan Larmour in place of Fergus McFadden.

Ireland Team To Play Scotland

15. Rob Kearney
14. Keith Earls
13. Garry Ringrose
12. Bundee Aki
11. Jacob Stockdale


10. Johnny Sexton
9. Conor Murray

1. Cian Healy
2. Rory Best (capt)
3. Tadhg Furlong

4. James Ryan
5. Devin Toner

6. Peter O'Mahony
7. Dan Leavy
8. CJ Stander


16. Sean Cronin
17. Jack McGrath
18. Andrew Porter
19. Iain Henderson
20. Jordi Murphy
21. Kieran Marmion
22. Joey Carbery
23. Jordan Larmour

Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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