first_imgNew skipper: Rory Best runs in a try against Wales in Ireland’s opening Six Nations gameUlster hooker Rory Best will captain Ireland in their penultimate RBS 6 Nations fixture against Scotland in Dublin on Saturday.Paul O’Connell was ruled out for the remainder of the championship after picking up a knee injury against France on Sunday so Best will lead Ireland for a third time. Best, whose brother Simon also captained Ireland, has a 100% winning record as captain having worn the armband against Canada and the USA in 2009.“It’s a great honour to be asked to captain the side. It’s something you dream of doing,” Best said. “It’s very unfortunate that Paul’s out but I’m honoured to do the job.“We know we’ll have to be on the money against Scotland. It will be a massive challenge for our defence.” IRELAND TEAM TO PLAY SCOTLAND, SATURDAY 10 MARCH, AVIVA STADIUM15 – Rob Kearney14 – Tommy Bowe13 – Keith Earls12 – Gordon D’Arcy11 – Andrew Trimble10 – Jonathan Sexton9 – Eoin Reddan1 – Cian Healy2 – Rory Best (capt)3 – Mike Ross4 – Donncha O’Callaghan5 – Donnacha Ryan6 – Stephen Ferris7 – Sean O’Brien8 – Jamie HeaslipReplacements:16 – Sean Cronin17 – Tom Court18 – Mike McCarthy19 – Peter O’Mahony20 – Tomas O’Leary21 – Ronan O’Gara22 – Fergus McFadden Donnacha Ryan replaces O’Connell in the second row and will start his first championship game while Eoin Reddan is promoted from the replacements’ bench to fill the No 9 shirt with Conor Murray also ruled out because of injury.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more