Schmidt makes three changes for Scotland clash

schmidtIreland coach Joe Schmidt has made 3 changes to the team that lost to New Zealand for Sundays Six Nations opener with Scotland at the Aviva.


Andrew Trimble comes in for Tommy Bowe , Luke Marshall replaces Gordon D’Arcy in the centre and Chris Henry takes over from Sean O’Brien at open side.


So the team in full is Rob Kearney at full back with Trimble and Dave Kearney on the wings and O’Driscoll and Marshall in the centre.


Johnny Sexton is out half with Conor Murray at scrum half.


Healy, Best and Ross form the front 3 while Toner and O’Connell are in the second row and Peter O’Mahony, Chris Henry and Heaslip are the back row.


On the bench its’ Cronin, McGrath, Moore, Tuohy, O’Donnell, Boss, Jackson and McFadden.


Eoin Reddan and Luke Fitzgerald are ruled out through injury while Gordon D’Arcy was hampered by a stomach bug earlier in the week.