Farrell makes three changes for Ireland's Six Nations clash with Scotland

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FILE PHOTO: Six Nations Championship - England v Scotland

(Reuters) - Andy Farrell has made three changes to the Ireland squad for Sunday's Six Nations clash against Scotland while experienced scrumhalf Conor Murray starts on the bench following his return from injury, Irish Rugby said on Friday.

Keith Earls replaces Jordan Larmour on the right wing while Cian Healy and Rob Herring are set to start in the pack. Herring replaces hooker Ronan Kelleher while Healy takes Dave Kilcoyne's place in the lineup.

Halfback Jamison Gibson Park takes Murray's place at scrumhalf after impressing in the win over Italy in Rome last month. He will partner captain Johnny Sexton while the back row of Tadhg Beirne, Will Connors and CJ Stander remains unchanged.

Sunday's game also marks a milestone for Stander who is set to win his 50th cap, five years after making his debut against Wales.

Ireland are third in the standings with seven points, behind leaders Wales and second-placed France, while Scotland are fifth. Farrell's side host England in the final game six days later.

Ireland team: Hugo Keenan, Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe, Johnny Sexton (captain), Jamison Gibson-Park, CJ Stander, Will Connors, Tadhg Beirne, James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Tadhg Furlong, Rob Herring, Cian Healy.

Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Ryan Baird, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Billy Burns, Jordan Larmour.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)