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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C
# dry track
In Pics: Paris presents perfect conditions for rugby as O'Driscoll jogs out on final Captain's Run
There’s nothing quite like Paris in the springtime.

IRELAND TRAINED IN glorious sunshine and 20 degree heat at the Stade de France today ahead of tomorrow night’s hotly anticipated Six Nations decider against France in Paris.

Our man on the continent was there to speak with forwards coach John Plumtree and flanker Peter O’Mahony after the session, but here’s how Joe Schmidt’s side are shaping up.

General view as the Irish team train

Jonathan Sexton should know this place a little better than most

Jonathan Sexton practices his kicking

Ireland’s captain, and Ireland’s longest serving captain lead the squad

Brian O'Driscoll and Paul O'Connell lead the team

Brian O'Driscoll and Paul O'Connell lead the team

A rare moment in the shadows for Brian O’Driscoll

Brian O'Driscoll

Schmidt keeping a close eye on proceedings

Joe Schmidt

The record will end at 56 international caps for this centre partnership

Gordon D'Arcy

Passing drills

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Paul O'Connell

Brian O'Driscoll

Jonathan Sexton

Andrew Trimble

And kicking drills

Conor Murray

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…Tick-tock, tick-tock…

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