It almost seems like Joe Schmidt was paying attention to the fans cries for the in-form young players to be blooded during the Six Nations.
His comments at the open training session suggest that there will be new caps handed out to the likes of Stuart McCloskey and Ultan Dillane - and maybe he can experiment by playing Henshaw and Payne in their provincial positions.
Schmidt singled out McCloskey in his praise, and he does seem like at least one unforced change that could happen for England:
It is going to give us an opportunity to maybe look at a few guys like the big fella [McCloskey] there and a few others.
He is actually bigger than all our loose forwards as well. He has been working on a few things even post-training with us and we are seeing some good reward from that.
If ever there was way to get yourself into Schmidt's good books it's performing in extra training sessions for Schmidt. I think you can put it down that McCloskey will get a run out, and judging by the fixture list and Schmidt's history - McCloskey has a good chance to play all three games.
Going off the premise that Schmidt will make some chances, we've constructed our Ireland selections for each of the three remaining Ireland games. There's a mixture of new players, old players returning, and players playing in different positions - see Henshaw and Payne.
Italy is being used to experiment the most with Jamie Heaslip, Conor Murray, Jared Payne, and Jack McGrath all rested. We've also given Sexton a two game break, which gives the benefit of rewarding Jackson for his great form and developing a back up to Sexton. Cian Healy and Mike Ross will not feature at all, so they can recover their match fitness for the end of the season with Leinster without rushing back to play for Ireland. It gives the props that Schmidt has been using more time to gain more experience too.
v England v Italy v Scotland 15 Jared Payne 15 Simon Zebo 15 Jared Payne 14 Andrew Trimble 14 Andrew Trimble 14 Andrew Trimble 13 Robbie Henshaw 13 Robbie Henshaw 13 Robbie Henshaw 12 Stuart McCloskey 12 Stuart McCloskey 12 Stuart McCloskey 11 Keith Earls 11 Keith Earls 11 Keith Earls 10 Paddy Jackson 10 Paddy Jackson 10 Johnny Sexton 9 Conor Murray 9 Kieran Marmion 9 Conor Murray 1 Jack McGrath 1 James Cronin 1 Jack McGrath 2 Rory Best 2 Rory Best 2 Rory Best 3 Nathan White 3 Nathan White 3 Tadhg Furlong 4 Donnacha Ryan 4 Donnacha Ryan 4 Donnacha Ryan 5 Devin Toner 5 Devin Toner 5 Devin Toner 6 Rhys Ruddock 6 Rhys Ruddock 6 CJ Stander 7 Tommy O'Donnell 7 Tommy O'Donnell 7 Tommy O'Donnell 8 Jamie Heaslip 8 CJ Stander 8 Jamie Heaslip 16 Sean Cronin 16 Sean Cronin 16 Richardt Strauss 17 James Cronin 17 Jack McGrath 17 James Cronin 18 Tadhg Furlong 18 Tadhg Furlong 18 Nathan White 19 Ultan Dillane 19 Ultan Dillane 19 Ultan Dillane 20 CJ Stander 20 Josh van der Flier 20 Rhys Ruddock 21 Kieran Marmion 21 Conor Murray 21 Kieran Marmion 22 Ian Madigan 22 Johnny Sexton 22 Paddy Jackson 23 Craig Gilroy 23 Garry Ringrose 23 Simon Zebo
There should be debuts for the likes of Ultan Dillane, Josh van der Flier, and Garry Ringrose all from the bench.
Quick note on CJ Stander, that's more of a "horses for courses" selection - with grunters proving to be very effective against England in the last number of years. We do want to see him at no.8 against Italy, and between Ruddock, Heaslip, and Stander, there would be some rotation.
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