Will Connors and Hugo Keenan will make their Ireland debuts in Ireland's Guinness Six Nations clash against Italy on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium.

The Leinster pair have impressed coach Andy Farrell with Connors starting in the back row at number 6, while Keenan is on the left wing.

Lacken native Caelan Doris has also been included to start on Saturday.

Ireland: Jacob Stockdale, Andrew Conway, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, Hugo Keenan, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Beirne, James Ryan, Caelan Doris, Will Connors, CJ Stander.

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