Ireland unchanged for Italy in Six nations

Ireland have kept the same starting team that was meant to play France for their match this weekend against Italy in the Six Nations.


Centre Gordon D’Arcy will win his 65th cap for Ireland having first been capped against Romania in 1999.


The uncapped Peter O’Mahony is included on the bench.


More to follow.


Ireland


15 – Rob Kearney , 14 – Tommy Bowe , 13 – Keith Earls , 12 – Gordon D’Arcy , 11 – Andrew Trimble , 10 – Jonathan Sexton , 9 – Conor Murray , 1 – Cian Healy , 2 – Rory Best , 3 – Mike Ross , 4 – Donncha O’Callaghan , 5 – Paul O’Connell , (capt) 6 – Stephen Ferris , 7 – Sean O’Brien , 8 – Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster)


Replacements: 16 – Sean Cronin , 17 – Tom Court , 18 – Donnacha Ryan , 19 – Peter O’Mahony , 20 – Eoin Reddan , 21 – Ronan O’Gara , 22 – Fergus McFadden

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