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Iain Henderson faces a huge battle to restore his Ireland starting spot… he needs a big display off the bench in France

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Fit-again Iain Henderson is in an unfamiliar place having been named on the bench

Fit-again Iain Henderson is in an unfamiliar place having been named on the bench

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Robbie Henshaw has been named on Ireland's bench

Robbie Henshaw has been named on Ireland's bench

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Fit-again Iain Henderson is in an unfamiliar place having been named on the bench

At no point in Andy Farrell’s two-year tenure has the Ireland head coach named an unchanged XV from one Test to the next.

He’s likely never been as close to doing so as he was for tomorrow’s Six Nations visit to the Stade de France in Paris.


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