Joe Schmidt Set To Make A Number Of Changes For Scotland Game

Grand Slam in sight.

Head coach Joe Schmidt is set to make three changes to his Ireland team that beat Wales a fortnight ago, as they get set to welcome Scotland to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this weekend.

Chris Farrell has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament, with Leinster prodigy Garry Ringrose set to slot straight back into the starting line-up after a prolonged absence.

It will be Ireland’s third different centre partnership in as many games, but the rest of the backline is once again set to remain unchanged.

In the forwards fit again Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong are expected to start, with Devin Toner and Andrew Porter dropping to the bench respectively.

Jordan Larmour is in line to be named on the bench in place of Fergus McFadden, while Jordi Murphy looks to have overtaken Jack Conan in the pecking order after impressing in training.

Possible Ireland team v 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. James Ryan
5. Iain Henderson
6. Peter O’Mahony
7. Dan Leavy
8. CJ Stander


16. Sean Cronin
17. Jack McGrath
18. Andrew Porter
19. Devin Toner
20. Jordi Murphy
21. Kieran Marmion
22. Joey Carbery
23. Jordan Larmour

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