Six Nations 2024: Andy Farrell chooses unchanged Ireland squad for Scotland title decider.

Despite Ireland’s defeat by England last week, which destroyed their aspirations of winning back-to-back Grand Slams, Farrell has decided not to rearrange the team.

Calvin Nash is ready to go after completing a head injury assessment (HIA).

Garry Ringrose is likely to play for the first time this season after being named to the bench.

Leinster centre Ringrose missed the first three games of the tournament due to a shoulder injury, but was not selected for the England game because Farrell chose to keep two backs on the bench.

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With Ringrose’s return, Farrell’s bench will consist of five forwards and three backs, with scum-half Conor Murray and Harry Byrne serving as the other backline replacements.

Byrne came off the bench for Ireland’s 36-0 victory over Italy in Dublin.

Ryan Baird has been named as second row cover, leaving no space for Iain Henderson, who came off the bench in the England game.

Ciaran Frawley, who replaced Nash against England but was pulled off due to a head injury, is also not listed.

While Ireland’s attempt to become the first team to win consecutive Six Nations Grand Slams was dashed last weekend at Twickenham, they will retain the championship if they avoid defeat or earn two losing extra points at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Ireland has won nine consecutive matches with Scotland, the most recent of which being a dominating 36-14 victory at the World Cup in October.

Farrell’s team also defeated Scotland 22-7 at Murrayfield last year on their way to capturing the Grand Slam.

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