IRELAND travel to Paris for a battle between the two Six Nations favourites.
The Irish were the most impressive team in the competition on the opening weekend as they secured a 29-7 win with a bonus point against Wales.
But it’s France, who are currently top of the standings after picking up a bonus point.
The French struggled to come out of blocks at home against Italy at the Stade de France last Sunday.
However, they eventually ran in five tries to secure a 37-10 victory.
Before the match, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell said: “We know how difficult it is to go to Paris. We’re lucky, I guess, to be on a winning streak.
“You are always hungry for a good start and we managed to do that. We will heal our wounds and prepare properly for the French test.
“It’s the test of all tests, isn’t it, right now?” Everyone knows how well he plays. »
And that test has become even tougher with the news that captain Johnny Sexton has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.
What time does France vs Ireland start?
What TV channel is France v Ireland on and can I stream it live?
- France v Ireland is live on ITV in the UK.
- Coverage starts at 4pm – 45 minutes before kick-off.
- To stream the match live, go to ITV hub.
- In Ireland, the match is live on Virgin Media while France 2 is the French broadcaster.
Can I watch France vs Ireland for free?
- Yes. France vs Ireland is free to all UK viewers with a TV license.
- get your TV license here.
XV of France
- Cyril Baille
- Julien Marchand
- Uini Atonio
- Cameron Woki
- Paul Willemse
- Francois Cros
- Anthony Jelonch
- Gregory Alldritt
- Antoine Dupont
- Romain Ntamack
- Gabin Villiere
- Yoram Moefana
- Gael Fickou
- Damien Penaud
- Melvin Jaminet
Replacements: Peato Mauvuka, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Romain Taofifenua, Thibaud Flament, Dylan Cretin, Maxime Lucu, Thomas Ramos
XV of Ireland
- Andre Porter
- Ronan Kelleher
- Tadhg Furlong
- Tadhg Beirne
- James Ryan
- Caelan Doris
- Josh van der Flier
- Jack Conan
- Jamison Gibson Park
- Joey Carbery
- Bundee Aki
- Garry Ring Pink
- Andrew Conway
- Hugo Keenan
Replacements: Dan Sheehan, Cian Healy, Finlay Bealham, Iain Henderson, Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray, Jack Carty, Robbie Henshaw
*The odds of betting fair correct from Thursday 10 February