Tommy O'Donnell named in the Ireland team for Scotland game

Ireland face Scotland in their final game of the Six Nations on Saturday

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Ireland's Tommy O'Donnell with Dr Jim McShane Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Joe Schmidt has made one change to the team that defeated Italy last week in the nine-try rout.

Munster's Tommy O'Donnell comes back into the squad in place of Leinster's Josh van der Flier. 

Captain Rory Best has passed a late fitness test and will take his place in the front row alongside Jack McGrath and Mike Ross. In the second-row, Donnacha Ryan and Davin Toner retain their partnership.

CJ Stander and O'Donnell will be either side of Jamie Heaslip in the back row.

In the backs, Simon Zebo keeps his place at full-back as Rob Kearney remains out of the team with a hamstring injury. Keith Earls and Andrew Trimble retain their places on the wings.

Jared Payne returned from injury last week against Italy and he partners Rob Henshaw in the centre. Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton continue their partnership at half-back.

On the bench, Cian Healy, Richardt Strauss and Eoin Reddan return to the matchday 23 in place of Finlay Bealham, Sean Cronin and Kieran Marmion.