Jordan Larmour has been named to start as a late replacement for Ireland ahead of their Six Nations clash with France, it has been announced.
Larmour comes in to the full-back position instead of Rob Kearney, who is a late withdrawal from the team ahead of the 3pm kick-off at the Aviva Stadium.
Meanwhile, Munster's Andrew Conway has been added to the replacements bench.
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Breaking News: Rob Kearney a late withdrawal.
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It's understood that Kearney's withdrawal is due to a calf issue. The Leinster man felt a tightness in the muscle after the captain's run which ultimately led to a collective decision to make a switch in personnel.
Ireland: Jordan Larmour, Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rory Best (capt), Tadhg Furlong, James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, CJ Stander.
Replacements: Niall Scannell, David Kilcoyne, John Ryan, Ultan Dillane, Jack Conan, John Cooney, Jack Carty, Andrew Conway.