DUBLIN (AP) -- Flyhalf Jonathan Sexton and No. 8 Jamie Heaslip are back from injury for Ireland's Six Nations match against France at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Flanker Sean O'Brien is also fit after pulling out of the 26-3 win over Italy last weekend in the pre-match warm-up because of a hamstring twinge.
The return of three of Ireland's star players are the only changes from the team that started for the defending champions in Rome in Round 1 of the competition.
Prop Cian Healy is available again after injury and was named among the reserves by Ireland coach Joe Schmidt on Thursday.
Ireland: Rob Kearney, Tommy Bowe, Jared Payne, Robbie Henshaw, Simon Zebo, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Jamie Heaslip, Sean O'Brien, Peter O'Mahony, Paul O'Connell (captain), Devin Toner, Mike Ross, Rory Best, Jack McGrath. Reserves: Sean Cronin, Cian Healy, Martin Moore, Iain Henderson, Jordi Murphy, Isaac Boss, Ian Madigan, Felix Jones