Ulster players to feature in Six Nations opener

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Four Ulster Rugby players have been named in the Ireland squad for the Six Nations opener against Scotland.

Lock Iain Henderson joins Devon Toner for a second row partnership on Saturday.

Rory Best will captain the team on his 101st cap for the International side.

Tommy Bowe has been named on the bench for Joe Schmidt's team.

Garry Ringrose will partner Robbie Henshaw will play in midfield, and Sean O'Brien will start at openside flanker.

CJ Stander, Sean O'Brien and Jamie Heaslip named in the back row.

Conor Murray and Paddy Jackson are the half-back combination with Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose partnering in midfield. 

Rob Kearney is named at fullback with Simon Zebo and Keith Earls on the wings.

The uncapped Niall Scannell is named on the bench which also includes Cian Healy, John Ryan, Ultan Dillane and Josh Van der Flier as forwards cover.

Kieran Marmion, Ian Keatley and Tommy Bowe are named as the replacement backs.



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