Henshaw Ruled Out As Schmidt Makes Five Changes For Scotland Clash

Written 6 months ago by Midlands Sport


Ireland have made five changes for Saturday’s Six Nations meeting with Scotland at Murrayfield.

Four of those changes have been enforced, with Garry Ringrose, Devin Toner and CJ Stander injuring themselves in the defeat to England, and Robbie Henshaw picking up a knock in training.

Josh van der Flier also loses his place in the team, dropping to the bench.

Rob Kearney comes in at full back, with Munster’s Chris Farrell taking the number 13 shirt in the centre.

Quinn Roux deputises in the second row for Devin Toner, with Jack Conan and Sean O’Brien starting alongside Peter O’Mahony in the backrow.

Ultan Dillane is among the replacements.

Ireland team :R Kearney; K Earls, C Farrell, B Aki, J Stockdale; J Sexton, C Murray; C Healy, R Best (capt), T Furlong; Q Roux, J Ryan; P O’Mahony, S O’Brien, J Conan

Replacements: S Cronin, D Kilcoyne, A Porter, U Dillane, J Van der Flier, J Cooney, J Carbery, J Larmour