Breaking: Ireland Team Named For Six Nations Clash With France

Joe Schmidt has named his Ireland team for this weekend’s crucial Six Nations clash with France.

Johnny Sexton returns as does captain Rory Best. Sexton comes in at ten with Jackson dropping to the bench.

Rob Kearney has also recovered to take his spot at fullback while Munster duo Simon Zebo and Keith Earls are retained on the wings with Andrew Trimble coming onto the bench.

Ireland team to take on France

1. Jack McGrath
2. Rory Best (c)
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Donnacha Ryan
5. Devin Toner
6. CJ Stander
7. Sean O’Brien
8. Jamie Heaslip
9. Conor Murray
10. Johnny Sexton
11. Simon Zebo
12. Robbie Henshaw
13. Gary Ringrose
14. Keith Earls
15. Rob Kearney

Replacements

16. Niall Scannell
17. Cian Healy
18. John Ryan
19. Iain Henderson
20. Peter O’Mahony
21. Kieran Marmion
22. Paddy Jackson
23. Andrew Trimble