MUNSTER prop Dave Kilcoyne gets the chance to boost his World Cup prospects against Scotland on Saturday after being included in Ireland’s front row for the Aviva Stadium clash, 5pm.
Kilcoyne is joined in the Ireland team by his Munster team-mate Simon Zebo who will start the World Cup warm-up game at full-back.
Toulon-bound Ireland captain Paul O’Connell is listed among the replacements. Limerick man Sean Cronin, of Leinster, will start Ireland’s second World Cup warm-up game at hooker, while scrum-half Eoin Reddan is named on the bench after an impressive showing against Wales last weekend.
Sean O’Brien captains Joe Schmidt’s Ireland side from the back-row.
IRELAND v Scotland: Simon Zebo; Tommy Bowe, Jared Payne, Gordon D’Arcy, Luke Fitzgerald; Ian Madigan, Isaac Boss; Dave Kicoyne, Sean Cronin, Mike Ross; Dan Tuohy, Devin Toner; Jack Conan, Chris Henry, Sean O’Brien (Capt). Replacements: Richardt Strauss, Michael Bent, Nathan White, Paul O’Connell, Jordi Murphy, Eoin Reddan, Paddy Jackson, Dave Kearney.
SCOTLAND: Ruaridh Jackson; Sean Lamont, Richie Vernon, Peter Horne, Tim Visser; Greig Tonks, Henry Pygros (Capt); Ryan Grant, Fraser Brown, Jon Welsh; Jim Hamilton, Grant Gilchrist; Blair Cowan, Hugh Blake, David Denton. Replacements: Ross Ford, Gordon Reid, Mike Cusack, Rob Harley, John Barclay, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Duncan Weir, Matt Scott.