Eire gear up for Six Nations opener towards France

Eire gear up for Six Nations opener towards France

Eire gear up for Six Nations opener towards France

From an objective point of view, the signs point to an Ireland victory.

Ryan got through a mountain of work on his Six Nations debut, and was Ireland's top tackler (10).

Moreover, they are now on an eight-game winning streak and have registered 11 wins in 13 matches.

Commentating for Irish radio station RTE, Corcoran goes completely nuts when Johnny Sexton executes a 42-meter drop-goal to win in the dying seconds of the match.

Last season both Owens and England's Wayne Barnes drew level with South Africa's Jonathan Kaplan and Ireland's Alain Rolland long standing record of refereeing 17 championship matches. He might have reached for a yellow card as France gave away a string of second-half penalties, Sebastien Vahaamahina the main culprit at the breakdown but it stayed 15 a side throughout.

With the player visibly limping as he was supported off the field and down the tunnel, Owens repeatedly sought confirmation of the HIA call as it certainly appeared that the player had suffered an injury to his leg rather than his head. French replacement scrum-half Anthony Dupont was removed for a Head Injury Assessment with four minutes to go.

The Irish Rugby team return to training at Carton House today as the focus switches to the weekend's game against Italy. Just look at last year's opener at Murrayfield, when pre-tournament optimism was dashed over 80 minutes, handing England a massive boost before they had even kicked a ball.

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However, it would not prove to be the decisive moment of the contest as Sexton kept his nerve with the last kick of the game, dropping into the pocket on Ireland's 40th phase before slotting his kick over from just inside the France half.

France's teenage sensation Matthieu Jalibert is likely to miss the remainder of their Six Nations campaign after the fly half sustained a serious knee injury in their opening 15-13 defeat against Ireland on Saturday.

But Sexton redeemed himself in flawless fashion with the last gasp victor.

"It's quite incredible really. This year we had a chance and we took it, thankfully".

"To build that amount of phases, to keep the ball - the conditions are bad - and then the stones on Johnny at the end was incredible".

"I thought it was pretty disgraceful", said O'Driscoll. "It was unbelievably special".

"It will be just another game for me in the way I approach it - and do my best like I have in any other test match but it is something special doing it for the first time". I don't think there is any better place to be than in between Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw.

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