This Is The Ireland Team That Must Start Against Scotland On Saturday

Celtic battle.

Ireland head into this weekend’s Six Nations clash with Scotland on Saturday, knowing they could be crowned champions by the end of the day.

But in their way stand a formidable Scotland side, brimming with confidence after their Calcutta Cup win over neighbours England at Murrayfield. Gregor Townsend’s men will be no pushovers, but Ireland are the team to beat this year.

Today’s latest squad update from the Irish camp was a positive one. While Joe Schmidt is set to be without Chris Farrell for the game, he’s set to be boosted by the returns of Lions Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong.

Garry Ringrose has also returned to full fitness, and looks set to partner Bundee Aki for the first time in an exciting centre combination. Ireland’s third different partnership in as many games.

All things considered here’s the Ireland team we feel must start against Scotland.

Possible Ireland team vs Scotland

15. Rob Kearney
14. Keith Earls
13. Garry Ringrose
12. Bundee Aki
11. Jacob Stockdale
10. Johnny Sexton
9. Conor Murray

1. Cian Healy
2. Rory Best (Captain)
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Iain Henderson
5. James Ryan
6. Peter O’Mahony
7. Dan Leavy
8. CJ Stander

16. Sean Cronin
17. Jack McGrath
18. Andrew Porter
19. Devin Toner
20. Jack Conan
21. Kieran Marmion
22. Joey Carbery
23. Rory Scannell/Jordan Larmour

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