Ireland make no changes from the team that lost last week to England, ending their Grand Slam dreams, for the 5th and final day of the Six Nations Tournament against Scotland, Saturday, where Andy Farrell’s men hope to win a second consecutive title. The only change for Ireland, who only need a win or a draw to secure the title, is to the substitutes’ bench where Andy Farrell reverts to a 5-3 split between the forwards. and the backs, with center Garry Ringrose back in the team. While this distribution proved its worth against France and Wales, injuries forced scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park to play the final 30 minutes at Twickenham on the wing. One of the players who left the match early against England, winger Calvin Nash, was allowed to start against the Scots, whose last victory in Dublin was in 2010. A bonus point defeat on Saturday would certainly enough for Ireland to be crowned champions, given they are four points ahead of England with 16 points and a vastly greater points difference.

15-Hugo Keenan, 14-Calvin Nash, 13-Robbie Henshaw, 12-Bundee Aki, 11-James Lowe, 10-Jack Crowley, 9-Jamison Gibson-Park; 1-Andrew Porter, 2-Dan Sheehan, 3-Tadhg Furlong 4-Joe McCarthy, 5-Tadhg Beirne, 6-Peter O’Mahony (captain), 7- Josh van der Flier, 8-Caealan Doris

Substitutes: 16-Ronan Kelleher, 17-Cian Healy, 18-Finlay Bealham, 19-Ryan Baird, 20-Jack Conan, 21-Conor Murray, 22-Harry Byrne, 23-Garry Ringrose