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Ireland Team To Face Scotland

17th March 2022 By The Editor

Ireland Team Named Scotland

Tadhg Beirne starts for Ireland against Scotland. Inpho

Andy Farrell has named the match day squad to take on Scotland at the Aviva this coming Saturday in the final round of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations Championship.

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne starts with Dave Kilcoyne, Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray and Joey Carbery among the replacements.

Andrew Conway is being managed for a knee niggle and was unavailable for selection.

Johnny Sexton will equal John Hayes’s cap tally for Ireland (105) when he leads the side out on Saturday afternoon and will again have Jamison Gibson Park as his halfback partner.

Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose are retained in midfield with a back three featuring Hugo Keenan, James Lowe and Mack Hansen.

The front row of Cian Healy, Dan Sheehan and Tadhg Furlong is retained while Beirne and Iain Henderson are named at lock.  Jack Conan is named at No.8 with Caelan Doris switching to the blindside flank and Josh van der Flier makes his eight consecutive start at openside.

Ireland can win the Triple Crown for the first time since 2018 by beating Scotland.

The game which kicks off at 4.45pm will be televised by VIRGIN (ROI) and ITV (NI).

Ireland team v Scotland

15 Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 19 caps

14 Mack Hansen (Connacht) 3 caps

13 Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 41 caps

12 Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 36 caps

11 James Lowe (Leinster) 11 caps

10 Johnny Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 104 caps CAPTAIN

9 Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 16 caps

1 Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 115 caps

2 Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne) 6 caps

3 Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 56 caps

4 Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 29 caps

5 Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy) 67 caps

6 Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 16 caps

7 Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 39 caps

8 Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 26 caps


16 Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 25 caps

17 Dave Kilcoyne (Munster/UL Bohemians) 47 caps

18 Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 22 caps

19 Kieran Treadwell (Ulster/Ballymena) 4 caps

20 Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 83 caps

21 Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 95 caps

22 Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 31 caps

23 Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 56 caps

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