19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
Mark Melbournedid manage a late consolation try for the Irish to add to an earlier Gareth Steenson penalty.
Afterwards a disappointed team manager Michael Cunningham said, "We're disappointed, but we were beaten by a much better team on the day. We have no complaints."
Ireland now play Scotland at Creteil on Wednesday evening in a battle for fifth position.
IRELAND: T Horner; M Hewitt, K Geraghty, G Stafford, R McCarron; G Steenson, S Auld; G Maxwell, R Quinn, R Loughrey; L Stevenson, M Melbourne; B McNamee, A Kavanagh (Capt), O Hennessy