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Ireland Team To Face Scotland

8th March 2018 By The Editor

The Ireland coaching group have named the match day squad that will take on Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in the penultimate round of the NatWest 6 Nations Championship with Munster’s Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray, CJ Stander and Keith Earls all starting.

Rory Best captains the side and is partnered in the front row by Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong.

Devin Toner and James Ryan again form the second row partnership with O’Mahony, Dan Leavy and Stander retained in the backrow.

Murray and Johnny Sexton are the half-backs with Garry Ringrose coming in to partner Bundee Aki in the midfield. Earls and Jacob Stockdale fill the wing positions with Rob Kearney at fullback.

The replacements are Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, Iain Henderson, Jordi Murphy, Kieran Marmion, Joey Carbery and Jordan Larmour.

IRELAND squad v Scotland, Saturday 10th March, 2018, Aviva Stadium

15 Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 81 caps

14 Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 65 caps

13 Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 11 caps

12 Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 5 caps

11 Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 7 caps

10 Johnny Sexton (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 71 caps

9 Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 62 caps

1 Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 76 caps

2 Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 109 caps

3 Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 21 caps

4 James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 6 caps

5 Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 56 caps

6 Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 45 caps

7 Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 7 caps

8 CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 21 caps


16 Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 59 caps

17 Jack McGrath (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 45 caps

18 Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 5 caps

19 Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 36 caps

20 Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 18 caps

21 Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 19 caps

22 Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster) 8 caps

23 Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 1 cap

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