Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Team To Take On France

CaoKpVSWwAAfL0b

Joe Schmidt has named his side for Ireland’s crucial Six Nations clash in Paris against France.

House of Rugby is back with a brand new URC show – hosted by RugbyLAD founder Jason Hennessy, Ireland international Megan Williams and Olympic sevens star, Greg O'Shea. Follow and subscribe to it HERE.

Sean O’Brien returns in a powerful backrow with last week’s man of the match CJ Stander and Jamie Heaslip. Munster duo Simon Zebo and Keith Earls have both not recovered in time with Rob Kearney slotting back in at fullback and his brother Dave Kearney taking a spot on the wing.

Tommy O’Donnell also missed out to Rhys Ruddock for a spot on the bench with many speculating it may be a result of the concussion he picked up in the draw against Wales. The starting line-up remains unchanged elsewhere.

***Update Tommy O’Donnell is on the bench in place of Rhys Ruddock***