There's a few surprises in the Irish starting lineup for Sunday clash with France, with Joe Schmidt ruffling a few feathers with his team selection.

Despite a few barnstorming displays from Iain Henderson, he's been placed on the bench with Devin Toner taking his starting birth, while Simon Zebo has been left out of the squad completely.

Zebo, who has performed brilliantly so far in the campaign, couldn't even find a spot among the replacements, and Cian Healy has reclaimed his no.1 jersey from Jack McGrath who starts from the subs bench

1. Cian Healy
2. Rory Best
3. Mike Ross
4. Devin Toner
5. Paul O’Connell (captain)
6. Peter O’Mahony
7. Sean O’Brien
8. Jamie Heaslip
9. Conor Murray
10. Johnny Sexton
11. Dave Kearney
12. Robbie Henshaw
13. Keith Earls
14. Tommy Bowe
15. Rob Kearney

16. Sean Cronin
17. Jack McGrath
18. Nathan White
19. Iain Henderson
20. Chris Henry
21. Eoin Reddan
22. Ian Madigan
23. Luke Fitzgerald