Ireland name team for Six Nations opener
Ireland coach Andy Farrell has named his starting 15 to take on Scotland in the Six Nations on Saturday (Aviva Stadium, 4.45).
As expected, Munster’s Conor Murray gets the nod at scrum half ahead of John Cooney.
Leinster’s Caelon Doris gets his first Ireland cap as he starts at 8.
The starting 15 in full is:
Larmour, Conway, Ringrose, Aki, Stockdale, Sexton (c), Murray; Healy, Herring, Furlong, Henderson, Ryan, Stander, Van der Flier, Doris.
Substitutes: Kelleher, Kilcoyne, Porter, Toner, O’Mahony, Cooney, Byrne, Henshaw.