Ireland v France

Date:

Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)

Attendance: 51,200

Ireland v France Match Reports

French lock Romain Taofifenua scored the match's only try, but it wasn't enough as Ireland kicked their way to an 18-11 victory over France in Dublin. A selection of match reports is listed below:

Ireland v France Match Highlights

Ireland v France Match Statistics

Ireland 18 (12)
Penalties: Sexton (5), Madigan

France 11 (6)
Tries: Taofifenua
Penalties: Lopez (2)

Man of the Match: Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)

Ireland Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Jack McGrath
  • 2 Rory Best
  • 3 Mike Ross
  • 4 Devin Toner
  • 5 Paul O'Connell (Captain)
  • 6 Peter O'Mahony
  • 7 Sean O'Brien
  • 8 Jamie Heaslip

Backs

  • 9 Conor Murray
  • 10 Johnny Sexton
  • 11 Simon Zebo
  • 12 Robbie Henshaw
  • 13 Jared Payne
  • 14 Tommy Bowe
  • 15 Rob Kearney

Replacements

  • 16 Sean Cronin
  • 17 Cian Healy
  • 18 Martin Moore
  • 19 Iain Henderson
  • 20 Jordi Murphy
  • 21 Isaac Boss
  • 22 Ian Madigan
  • 23 Felix Jones

France Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Eddy Ben Arous
  • 2 Guilhem Guirado
  • 3 Rabah Slimani
  • 4 Pascal Pape
  • 5 Yoann Maestri
  • 6 Thierry Dusautoir (Captain)
  • 7 Bernard Le Roux
  • 8 Damien Chouly

Backs

  • 9 Rory Kockott
  • 10 Camille Lopez
  • 11 Teddy Thomas
  • 12 Wesley Fofana
  • 13 Mathieu Bastareaud
  • 14 Yoann Huget
  • 15 Scott Spedding

Replacements

  • 16 Benjamin Kayser
  • 17 Uini Atonio
  • 18 Vincent Debaty
  • 19 Romain Taofifenua
  • 20 Loann Goujon
  • 21 Morgan Parra
  • 22 Remi Tales
  • 23 Remi Lamerat
 
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