Robbie Henshaw gets Ireland call at full-back for England opener

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Robbie Henshaw will start at full-back for just the second time in a Test in Ireland’s Six Nations opener against England in Dublin. Head coach Joe Schmidt has selected Henshaw ahead of two-time Grand Slam winner Rob Kearney in a bold call to kick-start his side’s title defence.

Henshaw made his name playing full-back at Connacht and won his first Ireland cap in the 15 shirt back in 2013, but has not featured there in his other 35 Tests.

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