By Jonathan Davies

2015 - the year of rugby in the UK

Ireland have recalled Luke Fitzgerald and Cian Healy for their crucial final Six Nations fixture against Scotland on Saturday.

Fitzgerald, who hasn't played for Ireland since defeat to New Zealand in 2013, replaces Simon Zebo on the left-wing. And Healy comes in for Leinster prop Jack McGrath.

McGrath will feel unlucky to have missed out after impressive performances in the Six Nations so far, but after coming off the bench in the last three games, it looks like Healy is back up to full fitness.

Ireland head into their final Six Nations clash against Scotland level with England and Wales, but with a 4 point deficit on England's superior +37 points difference, and a 23 point advantage over Wales.

If Ireland beat winless Scotland, they will have to wait unitl the result of England's game against France to find out if they have won the Six Nations.

Wales play Italy in Rome in Saturday's early kick-off, with England and France rounding off the tournament later in the day.

Backs: Rob Kearney (Leinster), Tommy Bowe (Ulster), Luke Fitzgerald (Leinster); Jared Payne (Ulster), Robbie Henshaw (Connacht); Johnny Sexton (Racing Metro), Conor Murray (Munster).

Forwards: Cian Healy (Leinster), Rory Best (Ulster), Mike Ross (Leinster); Devin Toner (Leinster), Paul O'Connell (captain, Munster); Peter O'Mahony (Munster), Sean O'Brien (Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Leinster).

Replacements: Sean Cronin (Leinster), Jack McGrath (Leinster), Martin Moore (Leinster), Iain Henderson (Ulster), Jordi Murphy (Leinster), Eoin Reddan (Leinster), Ian Madigan (Leinster), Felix Jones (Munster).

Ireland face Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday. KO 14:30.