Six Nations: Robbie Henshaw's inclusion Ireland's only change for France game

Ruben Hill
October 29, 2020

Andy Farrell's men's side are due to face France in their own Six Nations showdown in Paris on Saturday night.

Ireland put themselves in contention for the trophy with a 50-17 home win last weekend, and the only change from that side is Robbie Henshaw coming in at outside centre for the injured Garry Ringrose, who has a broken jaw.

That victory meant another bonus-point success in Paris will secure Ireland the title.

The news will come as a blow to Ireland and their coach Adam Griggs who need games as they build towards the World Cup qualification tournament which is due to be held in December.

Former boss Joe Schmidt led Ireland to Six Nations glory in 2014, 2015 and 2018, with the last of those triumphs comprising just a third-ever Grand Slam.

To do so they must pull off an unprecedented bonus-point win at the Stade de France to be certain of holding off title rivals England.

Ireland are a point clear of England and France in the table, with the top three all still in with a chance of success.

While the match was originally fixed to take place in Stadium Lille Métropole on Saturday, Les Bleus agreed to move the game to Dublin because Irish amateur players would have had to isolate for 14 days after returning from France, adhering to government guidelines.

Replacements: 16 Dave Heffernan, 17 Ed Byrne, 18 Finlay Bealham, 19 Ultan Dillane, 20 Peter O'Mahony, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Ross Byrne, 23 Chris Farrell.

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