Ireland draft in Robbie Henshaw for Six Nations Super Saturday clash against France

Will Macpherson
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Stepping up: Robbie Henshaw will replace injured Leinster team-mate Garry Ringrose in Ireland's midfield against France (Getty Images)
Stepping up: Robbie Henshaw will replace injured Leinster team-mate Garry Ringrose in Ireland's midfield against France (Getty Images)

Table-topping Ireland have made just one change for their Six Nations meeting with France in Paris on Saturday.

A bonus-point victory will guarantee Ireland the title after they beat Italy last weekend, but England and in-form France are also chasing the Championship.

Garry Ringrose suffered a broken jaw against Italy and misses out, with Robbie Henshaw replacing him at outside centre in the only change to Andy Farrell's starting XV.

Chris Farrell steps up to take Henshaw’s place on the bench, meanwhile.

Also on the bench is scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park, fit to take his spot after suffering a tight hamstring this week.

Loosehead prop Cian Healy will win his 100th cap in Paris.

“It will obviously be something quite special to myself and my family, and people around me,” Healy said. “I’m trying to pass it off and not have anything like that hang over me.

“There’s something much bigger than an individual merit to play for. I’m trying to brush it aside a bit at the moment and go towards that bigger thing.

“It’s an opportunity to win a medal, win a trophy and play with the lads. That’s the goal. Hopefully get selected and get the shot to do that.

"We go over with an unbelievably tough challenge, but it’s something that this group are hugely capable of and I think it’s something that will be needed.”

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