Ireland v Scotland Teams

Ireland host Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations at Croke Park on Saturday, 20 March 2010 Kick-off: 1700 GMT. Ireland must win and France lose if Ireland are to retain their Six nations title, but a win will give them the triple Crown.

For Scotland a win will see them come off the bottom of the table and escape the wooden spoon.

Saturday’s match will also bring to an end Ireland’s four-year residency at Croke Park. They move to the revamped Lansdowne Road, now known as the Aviva Stadium, in the autumn.

Croke Park
Croke Park
Lansdowne Road
Lansdowne Road

Teams

Ireland: 15-Geordan Murphy, 14-Tommy Bowe, 13-Brian O’Driscoll (captain), 12-Gordon D’Arcy, 11-Keith Earls, 10-Jonathan Sexton, 9-Tomas O’Leary; 1-Cian Healy, 2-Rory Best, 3-John Hayes, 4-Donncha O’Callaghan, 5-Paul O’Connell, 6-Stephen Ferris, 7-David Wallace, 8-Jamie Heaslip.
Replacements: 16-Sean Cronin, 17-Tony Buckley, 18-Leo Cullen, 19-Shane Jennings, 20-Eoin Reddan, 21-Ronan O’Gara, 22-Rob Kearney.

Scotland: 15-Hugo Southwell, 14-Sean Lamont, 13-Nick De Luca, 12-Graeme Morrison, 11-Max Evans, 10-Dan Parks, 9-Chris Cusiter (captain); 1-Allan Jacobsen, 2-Ross Ford, 3-Euan Murray, 4-Jim Hamilton, 5-Alastair Kellock, 6-Kelly Brown, 7-John Barclay, 8-Johnnie Beattie.
Replacements: 16-Scott Lawson, 17-Alasdair Dickinson, 18-Richie Gray, 19-Alan MacDonald, 20-Mike Blair, 21-Phil Godman, 22-Simon Danielli.

OFFICIALS

Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

Touch judges: Craig Joubert (South Africa) & Jerome Garces (France)

TV: Giulio de Santis (Italy)