Ireland recall Bowe to face Scots

Ulster wing Tommy Bowe and Munster lock Mick O’Driscoll have been recalled to the Ireland team for Saturday’s Six Nations game with Scotland in Dublin. Bowe replaces Geordan Murphy, who drops out of the 22 with Shane Horgan returning on the bench after injury. Ireland’s most-capped player Malcolm O’Kelly is also out of favour with O’Driscoll packing down beside his Munster colleague Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell is named on the bench after proving his fitness.

Forwards: Horan, Jackman, Hayes, O’Callaghan, O’Driscoll, Leamy, D Wallace, Heaslip.
Backs: Reddan, O’Gara, Kearney, Trimble, B O’Driscoll (capt), Bowe, Dempsey.

Replacements: Best, Buckley, P O’Connell, Easterby, Stringer, P Wallace, Horgan.