RWC23: Ireland v Scotland: two changes to Irish XV for do-or-die clash

Hooker Dan Sheehan and second-row Iain Henderson promoted from bench

Peter O'Mahony (centre) will earn his 50th cap for Ireland against Scotland on Saturday evening. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Peter O'Mahony (centre) will earn his 50th cap for Ireland against Scotland on Saturday evening. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

PETER O’MAHONY is set to become the 10th Irish player to win 100 Test caps in Saturday night’s do-or-die World Cup Pool B clash against Scotland at Murrayfield, with head coach Andy Farrell making two changes to the starting XV which defeated South Africa 12 days ago.

Hooker Dan Sheehan steps up from the bench to reclaim the No 2 jersey while Iain Henderson is promoted to the second-row, with Ronan Kelleher and James Ryan dropping to the replacements.

The fit-again Jack Conan is in line for his first appearance of the tournament after also being named among the replacements.

Robbie Henshaw has been sidelined with a hamstring injury and a further assessment will be made early next week.

 

Ireland (versus Scotland on Sunday @ Stade de France, kick-off 8pm GMT): H Keenan; M Hansen, G Ringrose, B Aki, J Lowe; J Sexton, J Gibson-Park; A Porter, D Sheehan, T Furlong, T Beirne, I Henderson, P O’Mahony, J van der Flier, C Doris. Substitutes: R Kelleher, D Kilcoyne, F Bealham, J Ryan, J Conan, C Murray, J Crowley, S McCloskey.


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3 Comments

  1. Very impressive, against a lot of top teams.
    Not many minnows in that list, but if you do discount the Tonga and Romania game, the ave win is only by 12. Fingers crossed they’re not putting teams out of sight 🙂 and offer a chance for another Scotland miracle comeback.
    Looking forward to the game.

  2. Ireland’s winning run:
    W 23-12 v New Zealand (A) 2022 Summer Tour
    W 32-22 v New Zealand (A) 2022 Summer Tour
    W 19-16 v South Africa (H) 2022 Autumn Nations Series
    W 35-17 v Fiji (H) 2022 Autumn Nations Series
    W 13-10 v Australia (H) 2022 Autumn Nations Series
    W 34-10 v Wales (A) 2023 Six Nations
    W 32-19 v France (H) 2023 Six Nations
    W 34-20 v Italy (A) 2023 Six Nations
    W 22-7 v Scotland (A) 2023 Six Nations
    W 29-16 v England (H) 2023 Six Nations
    W 33-17 v Italy (H) 2023 World Cup warm-up match
    W 29-10 v England (H) 2023 World Cup warm-up match
    W 17-13 v Samoa (N) 2023 World Cup warm-up match
    W 82-8 v Romania (N) 2023 World Cup pool match
    W 59-16 v Tonga (N) 2023 World Cup pool match
    W 13-8 v South Africa (N) 2023 World Cup pool match
    Points difference: +285

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