Beirne Makes Six Nations Debut - Carty Back On the Bench

Beirne Makes Six Nations Debut - Carty Back On the Bench

Wales, England and Ireland all have a chance to win the Six Nations on the final day with only Gatland's unbeaten side in contention for the Grand Slam.

The Irish boss, as expected, recalled Rob Kearney and Sean O'Brien while handing Tadhg Beirne his Six Nations debut.

FIVE Munster players have been included in Ireland's starting line-up to face Wales in Saturday's final Guinness Six Nations fixture at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, 2.45pm. "Obviously past year (in Dublin) we managed to score five tries but they do grow another leg in the Principality Stadium and that's going to be a challenge for us". This will also be the final Six Nations appearance for Rory Best and Ireland will be hoping to give him a flawless send-off. Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray will form Ireland's first-choice half-back partnership.

Beirne is one of three changes to the Ireland team who beat France last week.

"We're going in a great direction and Saturday will be a bit of an explosion", said Jones.

"If it was me, I would be concentrating on playing Scotland".

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"That's been a really positive challenge for us throughout the Six Nations, to still try to get some cohesion". He's played pretty often against the second rows. He will know his fellow Scarlets teammates very well.

"I even get more of a buzz when people write us off which has happened on a number of occasions before".

"To say that was not his best performance, I know he'd agree with that", said Schmidt.

It sees head coach Warren Gatland making no changes from the side which defeated Scotland at the weekend.

Rob Kearney returns to the backfield and is joined by Keith Earls and Jacob Stockdale who fill the wing berths.

Replacements: N Scannell, D Kilcoyne, A Porter, Q Roux, J Conan, K Marmion, J Carty, J Larmour.

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