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Ireland were winners by the exact same scoreline when they played Italy in Dublin during this year’s RBS 6 Nations and in an effort to come out on top this weekend Kidney has re-established the centre pairing of Gordon D’Arcy and Brian O’Driscoll.
Starting centre last Saturday Keith Earls was unavailable for selection with a chest injury picked up in the first Test.
Further along the backline Andrew Trimble comes in for Munster’s Simon Zebo on the left wing.
Zebo’s demotion to the bench squeezes Trimble’s Ulster teammate Darren Cave out of the matchday 22.
In the pack Mike Ross re-takes his place in the front row after recovering from injury to force Declan Fitzpatrick, who made his debut last weekend, onto the bench.
He will be joined by Munster flanker Peter O’Mahony who sees his starting berth go to Leinster’s Kevin McLaughlin.
Ireland’s only try scorer in the last match, Fergus McFadden, keeps his place in the back three on the right wing while O’Driscoll captains the side once again.
Ireland: Kearney, McFadden, O'Driscoll, D'Arcy, Trimble, Sexton, Murray, Healy, Best, Ross, Touhy, Ryan, McLaughlin, O'Brien, Heaslip
Replacements: Cronin, Fitzpatrick, O'Callaghan, O'Mahony, Reddan, O'Gara, Zebo