Henshaw Ruled out of Matchday 23

Athlone’s Robbie Henshaw played full-back against England but he isn’t named in the matchday 23 for the Scotland game. The Leinster player is ruled out through injury.

Ireland have made five changes for Saturday’s Six Nations meeting with Scotland at Murrayfield.

Four of those changes have been enforced, with Garry Ringrose, Devin Toner and CJ Stander injuring themselves in the defeat to England, and Robbie Henshaw picking up a dead leg in training.


Josh van der Flier also loses his place in the team, dropping to the bench.

Rob Kearney comes in at full back, with Munster’s Chris Farrell taking the number 13 shirt in the centre.

Quinn Roux deputises in the second row for Devin Toner, with Jack Conan and Sean O’Brien starting alongside Peter O’Mahony in the backrow.

The replacements named for the weekend are Sean Cronin, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Ultan Dillane, Josh van der Flier, John Cooney, Joey Carbery and Jordan Larmour.

Ireland lost 32-20 to England in the opening round of the Six Nations Championship at the Aviva Stadium.

Scotland have made four changes to their winning side over Italy, with two of them enforced.

Simon Berghan and Josh Strauss come into the pack to replace the injured pair WP Neil and Sam Skinner.

Jonny Gray is restored to the second row, while the only change to the backline sees Sean Maitland replace last week’s hattrick hero Blair Kinghorn.

The Ireland team in full is:

IRELAND Squad v Scotland – 2019 Guinness Six Nations

15. Rob Kearney (Leinster/UCD) 87 caps
14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 73
13. Chris Farrell (Munster/Young Munster) 3 caps
12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 13
11. Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 15
10. Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 79 (vc)
9. Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 68

1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 85
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 114 (c)
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 29
4. Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 9
5. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 14
6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 53 (vc)
7. Sean O’Brien (Leinster/UCD) 53
8. Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 11 caps

16. Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 66
17. Dave Kilcoyne (Munster/UL Bohemians) 25
18. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 12
19. Ultan Dillane (Connacht/Corinthians) 11 caps
20. Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 14 caps
21. John Cooney (Ulster/Terenure College) 5
22. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 17
23. Jordan Larmour (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 10