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'Scotland will be at their best' | Andy Farrell wary of visitors threat

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Andy Farrell says his Ireland side must perform if they are to end their Six Nations campaign with a win. 

They'll win the Triple Crown if they can beat Scotland on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium.

A win is also necessary to maintain their hopes of winning the championship, which also requires a slip-up from France against England.

Farrell named his team earlier today, making three changes from the victory in Twickenham against England last week.

“We have put ourselves in a position to do that, which is nice," Farrell said when asked about the prospect of winning the Triple Crown.

"But as you would expect me to say, this is just about this game and getting the preparation right and we have a couple of days left to make sure that we are at our best.

"We are under no illusions that Scotland will be at their best.

"They have nothing to lose.

"They are a great side coming to the Aviva trying to spoil a little bit of a party but how do you manage that? You get across your preparation and make sure that you take your learnings and hopefully go out there and bring our best performance of the tournament."

Farrell also spoke highly of two of the players included this weekend - namely Iain Henderson and Mack Hansen.

"Iain's a class, experienced player that has been around and done that for many years for us and for Ulster," Farrell said of the Ulster captain.

"He would have been frustrated, like we talked about earlier, regarding game time this year.

"Mack’s had a starting berth in a few matches, so straight from the off he’s been very impressive,"

"A guy comes in that hasn’t got much international experience at all, to be able to learn, hit the ground running, to get the systems, how we want to play, and be himself is tricky.

"But he’s managed it seamlessly."

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