Luke Fitzgerald and Cian Healy both come into the starting XV for Ireland’s final RBS Six Nations game against Scotland on Saturday.
Fitzgerald starts at 11 in place of Simon Zebo, who isn’t in the matchday squad. It is Fitzgerald's first start since 2011.
The Leinster wing has battled chronic groin problems in the last two years, but will replace Simon Zebo for his first Test action since November 2013.
British and Irish Lions prop Cian Healy wins his first Six Nations start in dislodging Jack McGrath, as boss Joe Schmidt makes two changes from the side that lost 23-16 in Wales.
Zebo has started the last 10 Tests under Schmidt, finally winning the taskmaster Kiwi’s trust – but the Munster flyer struggled under the high ball against Wales and has paid the ultimate price.
Fitzgerald steps in after impressing in a string of fine Leinster performances to cement his return to fitness, for his first Test start since Ireland’s 19-12 World Cup warm-up defeat to France in August 2011.
Otherwise the team is the same side that were defeated by Wales last weekend.
Ireland go into Saturday’s match knowing anyone of of themselves, England and Wales can win the Championship. Wales will have to beat Italy by a large margin and England will have the advantage of playing the late game. They will know before kick-off exactly what they need to do to claim the title.
All matches are on Saturday March 21, as follows:
Italy v Wales at Stadio Olimpico 12.30pm (Irish time)
Scotland v Ireland at Murrayfield 2.30pm
England v France at Twickenham 5pm
Ireland team to play Scotland: R Kearney, T Bowe, J Payne, R Henshaw, L Fitzgerald, J Sexton, C Murray, Jamie Heaslip, S O'Brien, P O'Mahony, P O'Connell, D Toner, M Ross, R Best, C Healy.
Replacements: S Cronin, J McGrath, M Moore, I Henderson, J Murphy, E Reddan, I Madigan, F Jones.