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Leinster back row Jack Conan makes his Six Nations debut for Ireland in one of four changes from the win in France.

Conan replaces CJ Stander, while Jack McGrath, Devin Toner and Dan Leavy also come into the Irish pack.

Twenty-year-old back Jordan Larmour, who has scored six tries in 14 games since making his Leinster debut, is among the replacements.

Italy make three changes from the loss to England, with Braam Steyn, Nicola Quaglio and Luca Bigi all selected.

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Ireland: Kearney; Earls, Henshaw, Aki, Stockdale; Sexton, Murray; McGrath, Best (capt), Furlong, Henderson, Toner, O’Mahony, Leavy, Conan.

Replacements: Cronin, Healy, Porter, Roux, Stander, Marmion, Carbery, Larmour.

Italy: Minozzi; Benvenuti, Boni, Castello, Bellini; Allan, Violi; Quaglio, Bigi, Ferrari, Zanni, Budd, Negri, Steyn, Parisse (capt).

Replacements: Ghiraldini, Lovotti, Pasquali, Ruzza, Mbanda, Gori, Canna, Hayward.

Commentator’s notes
Andrew Cotter: “After the dramatic victory over France this might be the ideal game for Ireland – they will surely win and still be able to rotate and rest some players for challenges ahead.

“Among them, Jack Conan starts at number eight, and in the replacements many will be looking forward to seeing exciting Leinster back Jordan Larmour get his first cap.

“Italy did show against England that they have improved the creativity of their attack, so if they can at least score a couple of tries again it will demonstrate progress.