IRELAND HAVE BEATEN France in Paris just twice in the past 42 years. Joe Schmidt’s side will need to emulate the Irish team from 2000, who beat the French 27-25, if they are to win their first Six Nations championship since 2009.
This is where the heroes of the Stade de France are now.
Peter Stringer and Ronan O’Gara
Ireland subs: Frankie Sheahan, Justin Fitzpatrick, Paddy Johns, Andy Ward, Guy Easterby, Davis Humphreys, Michael Mullins.