When these teams met at Croke Park last year, it was an electric encounter that eventually went Ireland's way on a 30-21 scoreline.
Jamie Heaslip, Brian O'Driscoll and Gordon D'Arcy were the try scorers that day, with Ronan O'Gara kicking the rest of Ireland's points.
We will have live text commentary direct from the Stade de France of Ireland's second match of the 2010 Championship, with flanker Stephen Ferris returning from a knee injury, team captain Brian O'Driscoll back at the venue where his international career took off and young winger Keith Earls hoping to flourish on his first RBS 6 Nations start.
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There will be full live text and score updates throughout the coverage as Ireland look to continue their winning ways under Declan Kidney - last weekend's win over Italy was their eleventh victory in a 12-match unbeaten run.