Ireland will look to bounce back from debut loss to Wales, although it will not be easy since he loses three key pieces to receive a toned France, which comes from thrashing Italy and will have two modifications, for the duel to be played in Dublin, Sunday at 11:50 am live on ESPN 3.
The Shamrock captain, Johnny Sexton, was left out of the call for the second date of the Six Nations as well as James Ryan who will also miss the match. Both suffered head injuries against Wales last weekend and are currently in return-to-play protocols.
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Billy Burns, of Ulster, will be substituted with the number 10 jersey, while Iain Henderson replaces Ryan and will also be the team captain. Tadhg Beirne will accompany you in the second row.
The first line that started against Wales of Cian Healy, Rob Herring and Andrew Porter. Healy will win his 106th cap and lead him ahead of John Hayes (105) as Ireland’s most capped mainstay.
For its part, France will have two modifications in the starting team, with a change to the baseline and another to the pack, as head coach Fabien Galthie largely maintains faith in the team that thrashed Italy 50-10.
There is a promotion to the initial XV for the Clermont wing Damian Penaud, who takes the place of Teddy thomas on the bench for the meeting in Dublin.
Meanwhile, Anthony Jelonch passes wing in place of Dylan Cretin, joining Charles Ollivon and Gregory Alldritt on the third line.
Galthie has made three changes to the substitute bench for this week’s clash, as Hassane Kolingar and Uini Atonio enter as two new pillars, while there is a place for Anthony Bouthier with the number 22 shirt. Take the place of Louis Carbonel.
Ireland: 15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 James Lowe, 10 Billy Burns, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Rhys Ruddock, 5 Iain Henderson (c) , 4 Tadhg Beirne, 3 Andrew Porter, 2 Rob Herring, 1 Cian Healy
Alternates: 16 Ronan Kelleher, 17 Ed Byrne, 18 Tadhg Furlong, 19 Ultan Dillane, 20 Will Connors, 21 Craig Casey, 22 Ross Byrne, 23 Jordan Larmour
France: 15 Brice Dulin, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Arthur Vincent, 12 Gael Fickou, 11 Gabin Villiere, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Antoine Dupont, 8 Gregory Alldritt, 7 Charles Ollivon (c), 6 Anthony Jelonch, 5 Paul Willemse, 4 Bernard le Roux, 3 Mohamed Haouas, 2 Julien Marchand, 1 Cyril Baille
Substitutions: 16 Pierre Bourgarit, 17 Hassane Kolingar, 18 Uini Atonio, 19 Romain Taofifenua, 20 Dylan Cretin, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Anthony Bouthier, 23 Teddy Thomas
Place: Aviva Stadium
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Christophe Ridley (England)
TMO: Tom Foley (England)