Ireland's rugby coach Declan Kidney has added eight players to the squad lining up for Sunday's 6 Nations clash with Scotland at Murrayfield.

Andrew Trimble and Tommy Bowe are now included, having recovered their from hand and knee injuries respectively. But the return of Bowe, 26, is a particular boost for Ireland's fortunes and Kidney's morale. Bowe has emerged as a crucial new player in the last two years.

Ireland squad additions include:

Andrew Trimble
Mick O'Driscoll
Donnacha Ryan
Gavin Duffy
Denis Hurley
Tony Buckley
Rhys Ruddock
Tommy Bowe