O'Mahony returns for Paris showdown

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:28
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Ireland made just one change to the starting XV that will face Philippe Saint-Andre's France in a Six Nations decider.

Ireland made just one change to the starting XV that will face Philippe Saint-Andre's France in a Six Nations decider at the Stade de France on Saturday.
 
Munster captain Peter O'Mahony has recovered from the hamstring strain that kept him sidelined for the Italy game and returns at blindside flank in place of Iain Henderson - who reverts to the bench.
 
Captain Paul O'Connell wins his 92nd cap and packs down alongside Devin Toner in the second row.

The Six Nations' leading front row combination of Cian Healy, Rory Best and Mike Ross will face one of their toughest tests against Nicolas Mas and Thomas Domingo.
 
Johnny Sexton will again lead the backline, having put his thumb strain behind him with a fine performance against Italy.

Conor Murray has also fully recuperated from the illness that saw him leave the field early against the Italians.  

Brian O'Driscoll is set to make his 133rd appearance for Ireland.
 
On the bench Iain Henderson provides cover for second row with Jordi Murphy covering back row and Rhys Ruddock dropping out of the match day 23.

Ian Madigan is introduced to the bench in place of Paddy Jackson.
 
Ireland: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Brian O'Driscoll, 12 Gordon D'Arcy, 11 Dave Kearney, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Chris Henry, 6 Peter O'Mahony, 5 Paul O'Connell (captain), 4 Devin Toner, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Rory Best, 1 Cian Healy.
Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 Martin Moore, 19 Iain Henderson, 20 Jordi Murphy, 21 Eoin Reddan, 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Fergus McFadden.

Date: Saturday, March 15
Venue: Stade de France, Paris
Kick-off: 18.00 (17.00 UK time; 17.00 GMT)
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
TMO: Gareth Simmonds (Wales)

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 26 August 2016
Golden Lions v Boland 15h00 Johannesburg
Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 19h40 Salta
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
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Team P W D L Pts
England 5 5 0 132 10
Wales 5 3 1 1 7
Ireland 5 2 1 2 5
Scotland 5 2 0 3 4
France 5 2 0 3 4
Italy 5 0 0 5 0