Joe Schmidt has named his Ireland team to take on Scotland this weekend. Luke Marshall is preferred in the centre to Gordon D’Arcy, while Andrew Trimble is named on the wing with no room for Luke Fitzgerald, who is suffering from a hip injury, in the squad.
Promising tighthead Martin Moore takes a bench spot, with Mike Ross continuing in the starting jersey. Chris Henry takes the number seven shirt vacated by Sean O’Brien.
Ireland team to play Scotland:
15 Rob Kearney 14 Andrew Trimble 13 Brian O’Driscoll 12 Luke Marshall 11 Dave Kearney 10 Johnny Sexton 9 Conor Murray 1 Cian Healy 2 Rory Best 3 Mike Ross 4 Devin Toner 5 Paul O’Connell (c) 6 Peter O’Mahony 7 Chris Henry 8 Jamie Heaslip
Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin 17 Jack McGrath 18 Martin Moore 19 Dan Tuohy 20 Tommy O’Donnell 21 Isaac Boss 22 Paddy Jackson 23 Fergus McFadden