10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
When these teams met in Paris twelve months ago, the French outscored Ireland by three tries to one on the way to a 33-10 victory. Flanker David Wallace was the Irish try scorer.
At Croke Park in 2009, Jamie Heaslip, Brian O'Driscoll and Gordon D'Arcy all crossed the French whitewash in a memorable 30-21 triumph for Declan Kidney's men.
We will have live text commentary of Ireland's second match of the 2011 Championship direct from Dublin, with fit-again number 8 Heaslip coming in as the only change from the 13-11 win over Italy.
Plug in the laptop or turn on the PC and enjoy a flavour of this afternoon's game live on IrishRugby.ie with thanks to O2 - sponsors of MatchDay Live.
There will be full live text and score updates throughout the coverage as Ireland look to make it two wins out of two and keep pace with current leaders England.
We provide links to the live radio commentary from the RTE Radio 1 and BBC 5Live teams, with coverage also available on RTE Two and BBC Two Television.
Starting at 2.30pm with our pre-match build-up (the game kicks off at 3pm), you can feel part of the action on IrishRugby.ie with MatchDay Live.
Look out for the MatchDay Live button in the Ireland section or simply click on the link below: