Andy Farrell has announced the squad that will travel to Paris today to take on France in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations round 2 fixture in St Denis.
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has been ruled out with a hamstring strain sustained in training yesterday.
Joey Carbery starts at out-half and is partnered by Jamison Gibson Park at half-back.
The centre partnership of Connacht’s Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose continues in midfield.
The back three is made up of Hugo Keenan at fullback, with Connacht’s Mack Hansen and Andrew Conway on the wings.
James Ryan will captain the side and is joined at lock by Tadhg Beirne.
The backrow sees Lacken native Caelan Doris at six, Josh van der Flier at seven and Jack Conan at No.8 with Andrew Porter, Ronan Kelleher and Tadhg Furlong completing the front row.
Iain Henderson, Robbie Henshaw and Connacht’s Jack Carty are added to the replacements for this week joining Dan Sheehan, Cian Healy, Connacht’s Finlay Bealham, Peter O’Mahony and Conor Murray.