Ian Keatley starts ahead of Madigan v Italy in 6 Nations opener 6 years ago

Ian Keatley starts ahead of Madigan v Italy in 6 Nations opener

The Munster out-half gets the nod ahead of Ian Madigan.

Ian Keatley will start Ireland's opening RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy on Saturday afternoon, while the fit again Conor Murray has also been named.

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Jordi Murphy comes in to replace his Leinster team-mate Jamie Heaslip at No.8, while Sean O'Brien starts at openside.

The back three includes fullback Rob Kearney and wingers Tommy Bowe and Simon Zebo.

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