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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

80'

Ciaran Frawley comes on.

79'

Calvin Nash comes off.

79'
Conversion

Jack Crowley has kicked a conversion.

78'
Try

Great forward play by Ireland allows Ronan Kelleher to score the try.

77'

France decide to make a substitution, with Cyril Baille getting some game time.

70'

France decide to make a substitution, with Reda Wardi being replaced.

70'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Conor Murray getting some game time.

70'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Jamison Gibson-Park being replaced.

70'

A gap opened in the defence and Damian Penaud took full advantage.

69'

A gap opened in the defence and Louis Bielle-Biarrey took full advantage.

69'

A gap opened in the defence and Louis Bielle-Biarrey took full advantage.

67'

Ireland make a substitution with James Ryan coming on.

66'

Ireland make a substitution with Joe McCarthy coming off.

66'

France sub Paul Boudehent comes onto the field.

63'

Charles Ollivon departs for France.

63'

France sub Cameron Woki comes onto the field.

63'

Francois Cros departs for France.

63'

Ireland sub Finlay Bealham comes onto the field.

63'

Tadhg Furlong departs for Ireland.

63'

France sub Nolann Le Garrec comes onto the field.

63'

Maxime Lucu departs for France.

63'

France sub Louis Bielle-Biarrey comes onto the field.

63'

Jonathan Danty departs for France.

63'

Ireland sub Cian Healy comes onto the field.

63'

Andrew Porter departs for Ireland.

63'

Ireland sub Ronan Kelleher comes onto the field.

63'

Dan Sheehan departs for Ireland.

63'

Ireland sub Jack Conan comes onto the field.

63'

Josh van der Flier departs for Ireland.

63'

Ireland sub Ryan Baird comes onto the field.

63'

Peter O'Mahony departs for Ireland.

63'
Conversion

The Ireland supporters go wild as Jack Crowley successfully kicks the conversion.

62'
Try

Ireland are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Dan Sheehan touching down.

61'

The defensive line has been broken as Dan Sheehan goes through the gap.

61'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Thomas Ramos kicks the conversion.

52'

Posolo Tuilagi comes on.

52'

Paul Gabrillagues comes off.

52'

Dorian Aldegheri comes on.

52'

Uini Atonio comes off.

52'

Julien Marchand comes on.

52'

Peato Mauvaka comes off.

52'

Reda Wardi comes on.

52'

Cyril Baille comes off.

52'
Try

Nothing was going to stop Paul Gabrillagues from scoring as they record the try for France.

52'
Yellow Card

Peter O'Mahony (Ireland) is shown a yellow card

52'
Conversion

Jack Crowley adds the two points for Ireland.

46'
Try

Slick passing by Ireland leads to a try for Calvin Nash.

45'

Calvin Nash makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

45'

Spellbinding play by Caelan Doris is finished off with a try.

45'

Thomas Ramos has penalty kick attempt at goal but pushes it to the right hand side of the posts.

42'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

41'
Conversion

Thomas Ramos adds the two points for France.

41'
Try

Incisive passing by France is finished off by Damian Penaud, as they goes over for the try.

39'

Fabulous play by France has led to Damian Penaud being able to wriggle through a gap.

39'

That's a great try assist by Matthieu Jalibert.

39'
Red Card

Paul Willemse (France) is shown the red card

30'
Conversion

Jack Crowley does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

30'
Try

Silky skills by Ireland ends with a try for Tadhg Beirne.

29'

Trouble here as Tadhg Beirne breaches the defence.

29'

Spellbinding play by Jack Crowley is finished off with a try.

28'
Penalty Goal

The touch judges raise their flags as Thomas Ramos kicks the penalty goal.

26'

Jack Crowley takes the penalty but the ball didn't come round, staying right of the posts.

23'

This is dangerous for the defence as Jack Crowley bursts through to advance the Ireland attack.

21'

This is dangerous for the defence as Tadhg Beirne bursts through to advance the Ireland attack.

19'

Ireland make a substitution with Andrew Porter coming on.

18'

Ireland make a substitution with Cian Healy coming off.

18'
Conversion

Jack Crowley converts the try.

17'
Try

A series of passes by Ireland results in a try for Jamison Gibson-Park

15'

A gap opened in the defence and Jamison Gibson-Park took full advantage.

15'

Spellbinding play by Bundee Aki is finished off with a try.

15'

Cian Healy comes on for Ireland.

8'

Andrew Porter leaves the field.

8'
Yellow Card

Paul Willemse (France) is shown a yellow card

7'
Penalty Goal

Jack Crowley kicks the penalty.

6'

The defensive line has been broken as Gael Fickou goes through the gap.

1'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

France v Ireland

Six Nations - Round 1
Fri 2nd February 2024, 03:00pm EST
Orange Velodrome

Points Flow Chart

Ireland win +21
France
Ireland
France
Time in lead
Ireland
0
Mins in lead
76
0%
% Of Game In Lead
94%
21%
Possession Last 10 min
79%
0
Points Last 10 min
7

Key Events

Full Time
Crowley
78'
17 - 38
Kelleher
77'
17 - 36
Crowley
62'
17 - 31
Sheehan
61'
17 - 29
Ramos
17 - 24
52'
Gabrillagues
15 - 24
52'
O'Mahony
52'
10 - 24
Crowley
46'
10 - 24
Nash
45'
10 - 22
Half Time
Ramos
10 - 17
41'
Penaud
8 - 17
39'
Willemse
3 - 17
30'
Crowley
30'
3 - 17
Beirne
29'
3 - 15
Ramos
3 - 10
26'
Crowley
17'
0 - 10
Gibson-Park
15'
0 - 8
Willemse
0 - 3
7'
Crowley
6'
0 - 3
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
2.8
5
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
4.2
9
Entries

Attack Profile

France
Ireland
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Defence Profile

France
Ireland
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
49%
53%
3-6 secs
32%
28%
6+ secs
13%
17%
75
Rucks Won
92

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Who Will Win?

France will enter this clash with Ireland as slight favourites. However, this upcoming clash in the Six Nations could be anyone’s game.

France have earned the ‘favourites’ label due to their recent form, which includes four wins from their last five fixtures. That said, both of these sides are two of the finest in the northern hemisphere and will come into this game looking to claim a victory that will provide them with bragging rights.

Think you know which way France vs Ireland will go? Vote in our poll.

Head-to-Head

In the last five meetings between these two teams, France have won three times, while Ireland have only won twice. During this time, France have averaged 23 points per game, while Ireland have averaged 24 points per game.

History tells us that the first try in France vs Ireland games can be crucial. This is because the team that has scored the first try has won the fixture 60% of the time! Added to this, in the last five meetings between the two sides, the home side has won 80% of the time.

Team Form

France will enter this game after winning four of their last five matches, while Ireland have won four out of their last five test matches.

Below our team form guide, you can see in-depth stats about how the two sides have performed in their last five games, including stats about the number of tries they’ve scored, their overall points difference and the number of times they’ve scored the first try. We’ve also detailed how often each team has scored the first points in a game and how often they’ve won the race to 10 points.

Player Head-to-Head

Big games like France vs Ireland are often decided by one moment of individual brilliance or dominance in one area of the pitch. Due to this, individual matchups will likely be hugely important when it comes to deciding the game.

With this in mind, here’s how Thomas Ramos and Johnny Sexton have performed in recent games between the two countries. Could either of these produce a moment of magic that could win the game for their country?

Other Fixtures

The upcoming France vs Ireland fixture is one of the highlights of the rugby calendar. But, before kick off, it’s also worth taking a look at all of the exciting rugby fixtures we have coming up.

When was the first France vs Ireland match? When was the first France vs Ireland match?

France and Ireland first faced each other in an international rugby match in 1909. Ireland won this match 19-8.

Have France and Ireland faced each other at the Rugby World Cup? Have France and Ireland faced each other at the Rugby World Cup?

Yes, four times. In these encounters, France have won three matches while Ireland have won one: - 1995 Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final - France 36-12 Ireland - 2003 Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final - France 43-21 Ireland - 2007 Rugby World Cup Pool D - France 25-3 Ireland - 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D - Ireland 24-9 France

Who has won more matches against the other, France or Ireland? Who has won more matches against the other, France or Ireland?

Since 1909, France and Ireland have faced each other 102 times. France have won 59 of these matches, while Ireland have won 36. A further seven have ended in a draw.

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