Six Nations

Ireland recall Henderson for Grand Slam tilt

2018-03-15 18:01
Joe Schmidt (Getty)

Dublin - Iain Henderson has replaced Devin Toner in the only change to the Ireland team announced Thursday for their Grand Slam bid against England at Twickenham.

The second row switch was the only alteration made by coach Joe Schmidt to the starting XV that beat Scotland 28-8 to secure Ireland's third Six Nations title in five years.

Meanwhile Peter O'Mahony, Rob Kearney and Cian Healy have all shaken off injury problems to be fit for Saturday's St Patrick's Day clash.

Fullback Kearney and flanker O'Mahony missed training on Tuesday but have since passed fitness tests.

Prop forward Healy looked unsteady on his feet against Scotland but Ireland were adamant he had suffered a "stinger" rather than a more severe head injury.

Ireland team to play England in a Six Nations international at Twickenham on Saturday (1445 GMT kick-off):

Ireland  

15 Rob Kearney; 14 Keith Earls, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale; 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray; 8 CJ Stander, 7 Dan Leavy, 6 Peter O'Mahony; 5 Iain Henderson, 4 James Ryan; 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rory Best (captain), 1 Cian Healy

Substitutes: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Devin Toner, 20 Jordi Murphy, 21 Kieran Marmion, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Jordan Larmour

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