Murray and Stockdale named in starting XV for England Six Nations clash

Murray And Stockdale Named In Starting Xv For England Six Nations Clash
Ireland's Conor Murray (left) with head coach Andy Farrell.
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Andy Farrell has named his starting XV for Ireland's final Six Nations clash of 2021, with Conor Murray reclaiming his spot at scrum-half.

Bundee Aki is in at inside centre for the injured Gary Ringrose, partnering Robbie Henshaw.

Keith Earls and Hugo Keenan gain the seal of approval once again, while Jacob Stockdale is named on the left wing, making his return since Ireland's win over Scotland in the Autumn Nations Cup at the end of last year.

Preparing to take his final bow in the Aviva following the announcement of his retirement earlier this week, CJ Stander moves to 6 with Will Connors ruled out due to injury, leaving Josh van der Flier to cover the openside while Jack Conan slots in at number 8.


A further reshuffle of the pack was needed to account for the loss of James Ryan, with Tadhg Beirne moving to flanker to partner Iain Henderson. Dave Kilcoyne, Rob Herring and Tadhg Furlong fill out the front and Johnny Sexton once again captains from fly-half.

On the bench, Farrell has Ronan Kelleher, Cian Healy, Andrew Porter, Ryan Baird and Peter O'Mahony to call on in the forwards, while Jamison Gibson Park, Billy Burns and Jordan Larmour cover the backs.

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