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Ireland team to play Scotland on Saturday

Ireland Head Coach Andy Farrell has named his matchday squad for the Autumn Nations Cup game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 2.15pm).

Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray are reunited as the half-back pairing. Robbie Henshaw returns to partner his old provincial partner Bundee Aki in the centre.

The back three is unchanged from the win over Georgia, with Jacob Stockdale at fullback and Keith Earls and Hugo Keenan on the wings.

In the front row, Cian Healy is named alongside Rob Herring and Andrew Porter. James Ryan and Iain Henderson remain in the second row, while Peter O’Mahony, CJ Stander and Caelan Doris are chosen in the back row.

Ulster prop Eric O’Sullivan is named among the replacements bench following his recent call-up to the training squad. Ronan Kelleher, John Ryan, Quinn Roux and Josh van Der Flier are also on the bench. Jamison Gibson Park, Ross Byrne and Chris Farrell will provide the back line cover.

Kick-off at the Aviva Stadium is at 2.15pm and the game is live on RTÉ.

Ireland Team:

15. Jacob Stockdale, 14. Hugo Keenan, 13. Robbie Henshaw, 12. Bundee Aki, 11. Keith Earls, 10. Jonathan Sexton (captain), 9. Conor Murray.

1. Cian Healy, 2. Rob Herring, 3. Andrew Porter, 4. Iain Henderson, 5. James Ryan, 6. CJ Stander, 7. Peter O’Mahony, 8. Caelan Doris.

Ireland Replacements:

16. Ronan Kelleher, 17. Eric O’Sullivan, 18. John Ryan, 19. Quinn Roux, 20. Josh van der Flier, 21. Jamison Gibson Park, 22. Ross Byrne, 23. Chris Farrell.

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