O'Mahony ready to face England in Grand Slam showdown

O'Mahony ready to face England in Grand Slam showdown
Peter O'Mahony at Ireland training in Kildare. Picture: INPHO/Billy Stickland

CORK’S Peter O’Mahony was passed fit to face England tomorrow in Ireland’s Grand Slam decider after he was named along with Rob Kearney and Cian Healy.

The trio had been injury worries ahead of tomorrow’s crunch clash, 2.45pm, at Twickenham where a win will see Ireland claim the Triple Crown and Grand Slam.

British and Irish Lions lock Henderson's selection in the only change from the side that beat Scotland last weekend that sealed their third Six Nations title in five years.

Flanker O'Mahony and full-back Kearney sat out training on Tuesday, while Healy suffered a stinger at training during the week.

Meanwhile, Munster coach Johann van Graan has made six changes to his side to face Edinburgh tonight with Mike Sherry making his first start for the side since 2016.

Cork Con’s Billy Holland captains the side on his 150th Pro14 appearance as JJ Hanrahan, Rory Scannell, Darren Sweetnam, Sherry, Jack O’Donoghue and Conor Oliver are all drafted into the side.

Sherry makes his first Pro14 start since April 2016 after recovering from a long-term back injury, with O'Donnell named among the replacements and set to feature for the first time since sustaining a shoulder injury on New Year's Day.

Simon Zebo starts at full-back with Sweetnam on the right wing and Alex Wootton on the left flank.

Rory Scannell partners Sammy Arnold in the centres with Hanrahan at out-half alongside scrum-half James Hart.

James Cronin, a try-scorer against Glasgow three weeks ago, keeps his place in the front row and is joined by hooker Sherry and tighthead prop Archer.

The second row of Jean Kleyn and Holland remains in situ with two changes to the back row as O’Donoghue and Oliver come in to partner Robin Copeland while Cork’s Brian Scott looks set for more game time after he was named on the bench.

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