IRELAND HAVE BEEN BOOSTED BY THE RETURN OF TALISMANIC trio of Leinster's Tadhg Furlong, Gary Ringrose, and Johnny Sexton. The players will start the game against Scotland in Murrayfield on Sunday in the Six Nations.
Andy Farrell has selected a back three of Hugo Keenan, Mack Hansen, and James Lowe.
In midfield Bundee Aki keeps his place from the win over Italy. Ringrose, who sat out the win over Italy comes straight back into the side.
Sexton replaces Ross Byrne as Ireland's out half. The 37-year-old needs 7 points to equal Ronan O'Gara's Six Nations points record of 557.
Munster and Ireland scrum half Conor Murray starts alongside Sexton.
A Leinster front row of Furlong, Dan Sheehan, and Andrew Porter start the game.
James Ryan and Ulster's Ian Henderson start in the second row.
The side is finally completed by Peter O'Mahony, Josh van der Flier, and Caelan Doris in the back row.
Ireland's game against Scotland in Murrayfield at 3pm.
The game is live on RTE TWO.
Fullback: 15. Hugo Keenan
Winger: 14. Mack Hansen
Centers: 13. Garry Ringrose 12. Bundee Aki
Winger: 11. James Lowe
Out half: 10. Johnny Sexton Scrum half: 9. Conor Murray
Front Row: 1. Andrew Porter, 2. Dan Sheehan, 3. Tadhg Furlong
Second Row: 4. Iain Henderson, 5. James Ryan
Back Row: 6. Peter O’Mahony 7. Josh van der Flier 8. Caelan Doris
Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Cian Healy, Tom O’Toole, Ryan Baird, Jack Conan, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ross Byrne, Robbie Henshaw.
Our line up to face Scotland in Edinburgh! 😤#TeamOfUs | #GuinnessSixNations
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) March 10, 2023
Scotland have made two changes to the team the lost to France in the last round. Jonny Gray and Jack Dempsey come into the side.
Gregor Townsend has selected a back three of Stuart Hogg, who earns his 100th cap at fullback. Kyle Steyn and Duhan van der Merwe start on the wings.
Huw Jones and Sione Tuipulotu start in the centre.
Scotland's halfbacks are Finn Russell at 10 and Ben White at 9.
The front row choice is Pierre Schoeman, George Turner, and Zander Fagerson.
Richie Gray and Jonny Gray start in the second row.
The side is finally completed by Matt Fagerson Jamie Ritchie, and Dempsey.
Fullback: 15. Stuart Hogg
Winger: 14 Kyle Steyn
Centers: 13. Huw Jones 12. Sione Tuipulotu
Winger: 11. Duhan van der Merwe
Out half: 10. Finn Russell Scrum half: 9. Ben White
Front Row: 1. Pierre Schoeman 2. George Turner 3. Zander Fagerson
Second Row4. Richie Gray 5. Jonny Gray
Back Row:6. Matt Fagerson 7. Jamie Ritchie 8. Jack Dempsey.
Replacements 16. Fraser Brown 17. Jamie Bhatti 18. Simon Berghan 19. Scott Cummings 20. Hamish Watson 21. Ali Price 22. Blair Kinghorn 23. Chris Harris
Your Scotland team to take on Ireland this Sunday 🏴
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— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) March 10, 2023