CJ Stander is one of several first-choice players to return to Ireland’s starting XV for Sunday’s Six Nations match against France in Dublin.
The South African No 8 joins Peter O’Mahony and Josh van der Flier in the loose trio, with Iain Henderson and James Ryan in the second row.
Hooker Rory Best returns to captain the side and is joined in the front row by Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong.
Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton are the halfbacks, with Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose in midfield.
Fullback Rob Kearney will win his 90th cap on Sunday, with Keith Earls and Jacob Stockdale on the wings.
Ireland – 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 James Ryan, 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rory Best (c), 1 Cian Healy.
Subs: 16 Niall Scannell, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 John Ryan, 19 Ultan Dillane, 20 Jack Conan, 21 John Cooney, 22 Jack Carty, 23 Jordan Larmour.
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