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What time is Scotland v Ireland Six Nations kick-off? TV channel, live stream info and team news

Scotland return to Six Nations action for the first time in a month when they host Ireland in Edinburgh on Sunday.

With their third-round fixture against France being postponed due to a Covid outbreak in Les Bleus’ camp, Gregor Townsend’s side haven’t played since losing by a point to Wales last month. Their other game of the campaign so far saw them pull off a historic 11-6 victory over England in their opener.

Andy Farrell’s men, meanwhile, will be hoping a month away from the pitch will mean Scotland are off the mark. Ireland go into the clash having beat Italy but lost to Wales and France this campaign.

Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.

What time is Scotland v Ireland kick-off?

Scotland v Ireland kicks off at 3pm on Sunday, March 14, at Murrayfield.

What TV channel is Scotland v Ireland on?

Scotland v Ireland is being broadcast live on BBC One, with coverage beginning at 2.20pm.

What about live streaming?

Viewers can live stream the BBC’s coverage via the iPlayer.

What’s the team news?

Scotland boss Gregor Townsend has made four changes to the side which lost to Wales back on February 13.

Sean Maitland returns from a muscle injury to start on the wing while Darcy Graham drops to the bench, while Sam Johnson makes his first appearance of this year’s tournament at inside centre.

Stuart Hogg and Duhan van der Merwe remain in the back-three, while Johnson links up with Chris Harris at centre.

Up front, the experienced WP Nel starts at tighthead prop in place of suspended Zander Fagerson and Jamie Ritchie returns from injury to line up at blindside flanker in place of Blade Thomson. Ritchie starts in a back-row alongside Hamish Watson and Matt Fagerson.

As for Ireland, Jamison Gibson-Park has kept hold of the scrum-half jersey ahead of the fit-again Conor Murray, who started in the defeat to Wales but was ruled out of the following two matches due to injury.

Andy Farrell has made three changes in total to the side which beat Italy 48-10 a fortnight ago, with two of those coming in the front row; veteran prop Cian Healy returns to start at loosehead over Dave Kilcoyne and Rob Herring gets the nod at hooker ahead of Ronan Kelleher to form a front row with Tadhg Furlong.

The other change sees winger Keith Earls start ahead of Jordan Larmour, while No. 8 CJ Stander is set to win his 50th cap.

Scotland: 15. Stuart Hogg (capt), 14. Sean Maitland, 13. Chris Harris, 12. Sam Johnson, 11. Duhan van der Merwe, 10. Finn Russell, 9. Ali Price, 1. Rory Sutherland, 2. George Turner, 3. WP Nel, 4. Scott Cummings, 5. Jonny Gray, 6. Jamie Ritchie, 7. Hamish Watson, 8. Matt Fagerson.

Replacements: 16. David Cherry, 17. Jamie Bhatti, 18. Simon Berghan, 19. Grant Gilchrist, 20. Nick Haining, 21. Scott Steele, 22. Huw Jones, 23. Darcy Graham.

Ireland: 15. Hugo Keenan, 14. Keith Earls, 13. Garry Ringrose, 12. Robbie Henshaw, 11. James Lowe, 10. Jonathan Sexton, 9. Jamison Gibson-Park, 1. Cian Healy, 2. Rob Herring, 3. Tadhg Furlong, 4. Iain Henderson, 5. James Ryan, 6. Tadhg Beirne, 7. Will Connors, 8. CJ Stander.

Replacements: 16. Ronan Kelleher, 17. Dave Kilcoyne, 18. Andrew Porter, 19. Ryan Baird, 20. Jack Conan, 21. Conor Murray, 22. Billy Burns, 23. Jordan Larmour

Who is the Scotland v Ireland referee?

Referee: Romain Poite (France)

Assistant Referee 1: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Piardi (Italy)

TMO: Alex Ruiz (France)

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