Ireland start Henderson, Scannell on bench

Date published: February 2 2017

Iain Henderson will start in the second row for Ireland when they take on Scotland at Murrayfield this weekend in the Six Nations.

Rory Best will captain the side on his 101st cap for Ireland and is joined in the front row by Tadhg Furlong and Jack McGrath.

Devin Toner and Henderson form the second row partnership with CJ Stander, Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip named in the back row.

Conor Murray and Paddy Jackson are the half-back combination with Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose partnering in midfield.

Rob Kearney is named at full-back with Simon Zebo and Keith Earls on the wings.

The uncapped Niall Scannell is named on the bench which also includes Cian Healy, John Ryan, Ultan Dillane and Josh Van der Flier as forwards cover.

Kieran Marmion, Ian Keatley and Tommy Bowe are named as the replacement backs.

Ireland: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Simon Zebo, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Sean O’Brien, 6 CJ Stander, 5 Devin Toner, 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Tadgh Furlong, 2 Rory Best (c), 1 Jack McGrath
Replacements: 16 Niall Scannell, 17 Cian Healy, 18 John Ryan, 19 Ultan Dillane, 20 Josh van der Flier, 21 Kieran Marmion, 22 Ian Keatley, 23 Tommy Bowe

Date: Saturday, February 4
Venue: Murrayfield
Kick-off: 15:25 (14:25 GMT)
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant Referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Nick Briant (New Zealand)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

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