Ireland Team v Scotland, Saturday 2.15pm kick-off

Parks kicks the winning penalty in the 2010 Six Nations game at Croke Park

Joe Schmidt has opted for consistency ahead of Saturday's NatWest Six Nations visit of Scotland, making just two changes to the side that defeated Wales two weeks ago.

The biggest decision facing Schmidt prior to this one was his replacement for Chris Farrell.

However, county Tyrone-born Farrell then suffered a season-ending knee injury in training last week, which made Ringrose's inclusion for this weekend's game nearly a certainty.

Ringrose enters the clash slightly cold with just 113 minutes of rugby under his belt since Leinster's New Year's Day win over Connacht.

The quick-footed 23-year-old centre played every minute of last year's Six Nations and brings a different kind of attacking edge to the physical threat Farrell introduced so effectively in Ireland's third victory of the campaign.

His natural talent, however, is undoubted.

British and Irish Lions prop Tadhg Furlong returns after suffering a hamstring injury against Italy - Andrew Porter who deputised impressively for him against Wales drops to the bench.

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Ringrose has only featured in six games for his club Leinster this season but looked sharp in a 50-minute run out two weeks ago and Schmidt said he was hopeful such a smart player can hit the ground running on his global return. Henderson had been tipped to slot straight back into the side but Schmidt has kept faith with his most-selected player in Toner.

'That's something you calculate in but sometimes you don't have the luxury of a plethora of options.

"Garry's been extraordinary when he has played for us, he's done a great job".

'We're hoping he can hit the ground running and get straight back into that form.

IRELAND: R Kearney; K Earls, G Ringrose, B Aki, J Stockdale; J Sexton, C Murray; C Healy, R Best (capt), T Furlong; J Ryan, D Toner; P O'Mahony, D Leavy, CJ Stander.

He takes his place on the bench whilst flanker Jordi Murphy gets his first call-up of the tournament in place of Jack Conan, and young tyro Jordan Larmour - who came on to make his Test debut against Italy - regains his place at the expense of his more experienced Leinster team-mate Fergus McFadden.

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