Ringrose returns for Ireland

08 March 2018 09:40:07 EST

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made two alterations to the team that started the win against Wales for Saturday's Six Nations encounter with Scotland.

Leinster star Garry Ringrose will start at outside centre after recovering from injury and replaces Chris Farrell, who has picked up his own injury.

The other change sees British and Irish Lions prop Tadhg Furlong, who has recovered from a hamstring problem, come in for Andrew Porter, who drops to the replacements.

Iain Henderson is on the bench as James Ryan and Devin Toner remain the starting second row pairing, while Rory Best and Cian Healy join Furlong in the front row.

The back row is unchanged with Peter O'Mahony, Dan Leavy and CJ Stander all set to start against a Scotland side that shocked England at Murrayfield in their last game.

The starting backs are unchanged but Jordan Larmour is on the bench after missing the Wales match as are Jordi Murphy Joey Carbery, Sean Cronin and Kieran Marmion.

Ireland are 1/6 to beat Scotland in Dublin and 1/1 to complete the Grand Slam. They are set to play their final Six Nations match of the year against England.

Ireland squad to face Scotland:
Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray, Cian Healy, Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong, James Ryan, Devin Toner, Peter O'Mahony, Dan Leavy, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, Iain Henderson, Jordi Murphy, Kieran Marmion, Joey Carbery, Jordan Larmour.

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