Join us for live text commentary of Ireland's RBS 6 Nations showdown with les Bleus at the Stade de France today (kick-off 3.25pm local time/2.25pm Irish time), as Joe Schmidt's men chase their first win of the new campaign.
Ireland captain Rory Best and forwards coach Simon Easterby spoke to the media at the Captain's Run press conference in Paris earlier today, ahead of Ireland's RBS 6 Nations clash with France on Saturday.
Ireland's RBS 6 Nations campaign rolls on to France this week, with the Under-20s playing in Narbonne on Friday night, Joe Schmidt's men at the Stade de France on Saturday afternoon and the girls in green wrapping up Valentine's weekend in Perpignan on Saturday night. All three matches are live on RTÉ Two Television.
Looking forward to locking horns with France, Conor Murray said: "I know with the type of players and type of game Guy Noves likes to play, they can throw up anything. We've got to be ready for any style of game, an offloading game, a free-flowing game."
Ireland lost their grip on a 13-0 first half lead but showed impressive battling qualities to eek out a 16-all draw with Wales, as Jonathan Sexton's 74th-minute penalty proved to be the final score of a pulsating RBS 6 Nations clash.