Rob and Dave Kearney to start against France

Rob Kearney
Rob Kearney replaces Simon Zebo in the Irish team to take on France in Paris this Saturday.
Dave Kearney takes over from Keith Earls on the wing while Sean O’Brien replaces Tommy O’Donnell in the back row.
Coach Joe Schmidt has confirmed that both Zebo and Earls have not recovered fully from the injuries they picked up in last weeks draw with Wales.
The team in full is Rob Kearney at full back with Trimble and Dave Kearney on the wings.
Jared Payne and Robbie Henshaw stay in the centre while Jonathan Sexton is fit and starts at out half with Connor Murray at scrum half .
McGrath, Best and White are the front row once again while Mike Mc Carthy and Devin Toner are an unchanged second row partnership.
In the back row it’s Stander, O’Brien and Heaslip.
On the bench it’s Richardt Strauss, James Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Donnacha Ryan, Tommy O’Donell, Eoin Reddan, Ian Madigan and Fergus Mc Fadden.
Schmidt says Zebo and Earls aren’t playing because they don’t want to risk them adding they delayed the team naming to give them every chance of making it…


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