Kinghorn starts ahead of Russell for Scotland against Ireland

Scotland travel to Dublin to face Ireland at 4.45pm on Saturday afternoon; in the earlier kick-off Wales face Italy (2.15pm) before France host England at the Stade de France to bring the 2022 Six Nations to a close

Last Updated: 17/03/22 12:38pm

Blair Kinghorn will start for Scotland ahead of Finn Russell at fly-half (Image credit: Sportsfile)

Blair Kinghorn will start for Scotland ahead of Finn Russell at fly-half (Image credit: Sportsfile)

Blair Kinghorn will start at fly-half ahead of Finn Russell, who is named on the bench, for Scotland against Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday.

Kinghorn inclusion at fly-half is one of two changes made by head coach Gregor Townsend. The other, sees Jonny Gray selected in the second row alongside Grant Gilchrist.

Gray returns to the starting XV having missed Scotland’s last two matches due to injury.

Guinness Six Nations – Round Five fixtures

Saturday at 2.15pm Wales vs Italy
Saturday at 4.45pm Ireland vs Scotland
Saturday at 8pm France vs England

Townsend’s team come into this encounter off the back of a positive result in Rome, but they have not won in Dublin for 12 years in the competition.

At the end of Super Saturday, Scotland could finish as high as third position in the table, or as low as fifth, depending on their own performance and results across the day.

Scotland XV: 15. Stuart Hogg (captain), 14. Darcy Graham, 13. Chris Harris, 12. Sam Johnson, 11. Kyle Steyn, 10. Blair Kinghorn, 9. Ali Price, 1. Pierre Schoeman, 2. George Turner, 3. Zander Fagerson, 4. Jonny Gray, 5. Grant Gilchrist (vice-captain), 6. Rory Darge, 7. Hamish Watson, 8. Matt Fagerson.

Replacements: 16. Fraser Brown, 17. Allan Dell, 18. WP Nel, 19. Sam Skinner, 20. Josh Bayliss, 21. Ben White, 22. Finn Russell, 23. Mark Bennett.

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