Team News: Paddy Jackson gets Ireland nod

Ulster player Paddy Jackson during a game on December 7, 2012
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Paddy Jackson is named in Ireland's team for their Six Nations clash against Scotland on Sunday.

Paddy Jackson has been selected in the Ireland team for their Six Nations clash against Scotland on Sunday.

It had been reported that the Ulster fly-half would be named ahead of Ronan O'Gara, with both players fighting for the position occupied by the injured Jonathan Sexton.

Ulster centre Luke Marshall will also make his first start at Murrayfield having impressed in the non-cap match with Fiji before the tournament.

Simon Zebo is out for the rest of the campaign, however, so Keith Earls takes his place on the wing.

Ireland: R Kearney; C Gilroy, B O'Driscoll, L Marshall, K Earls; P Jackson, C Murray; T Court, R Best, M Ross; D O'Callaghan, D Ryan; P O'Mahony, S O'Brien, J Heaslip

Replacements: S Cronin, D Kilcoyne, D Fitzpatrick, D Toner, I Henderson, E Reddan, R O'Gara, L Fitzgerald

Republic of Ireland
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