Ireland Six Nations Grand Slam team news vs England: Caelan Doris, Dan Sheehan fit; Robbie Henshaw, Jamison Gibson-Park and Ryan Baird in | Rugby Union News


Last Updated: 16/03/23 3:41pm

Robbie Henshaw has been brought in to start alongside Bundee Aki at centre – former team-mates at Connacht

Caelan Doris and Dan Sheehan have been passed fit to face England for Ireland in Saturday’s Six Nations Grand Slam match in Dublin, with Robbie Henshaw, Jamison Gibson-Park and Ryan Baird brought in to start. 

Henshaw replaces Garry Ringrose at outside-centre after the latter’s serious head injury in the win over Scotland at Murrayfield last Sunday, and starts alongside his former Connacht midfielder partner Bundee Aki at centre.

Baird comes into the second row alongside James Ryan after Iain Henderson (arm) was ruled out through injury, while Gibson-Park starts at scrum-half with Conor Murray shifted to the bench.

Ireland: 15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Mack Hansen, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 James Lowe, 10 Johnny Sexton (c), 9 Jamison Gibson-Park; 1 Andrew Porter, 2 Dan Sheehan, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 4 Ryan Baird, 5 James Ryan, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 7 Josh van der Flier, 8 Caelan Doris.

Replacements: 16 Rob Herring, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Tom O’Toole, 19 Kieran Treadwell, 20 Jack Conan, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Ross Byrne, 23 Jimmy O’Brien.

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