Leading the 6 Nations Tournament on points difference, Ireland vs France for a clash between favorites of the competition.
The French team has to raise its level of play and be less penalized after being pushed around in Italy.
The match will be played at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, which can accommodate 51,700 spectators.
The world of value is holding its breath before the clash between Ireland and France on Saturday afternoon for the second day of the Six Nations Tournament. Winners of their first match with the offensive bonus, the two selections have an appointment for THE big test at the beginning of the World Cup year.
At what time and on what channel to watch Ireland – France
All the matches of the 6 Nations Tournament will be broadcasted on France Télévisions. This match between the Irish and the French will be broadcasted on France 2, Saturday at 3:15 pm.
Les Bleus know their weaknesses
Against Italy a week ago, the French team received a nice warning (it is the case to say it). Sanctioned with 18 penalties in Rome, Les Bleus still won in pain (24-28) but the story could have gone much worse…
Fortunately, we know that the level of penalties usually drops in the second game. And Les Bleus have worked hard to be less penalized.
The second nation in the world, France will move to the top of the ranking if they win in Dublin. It would also take a serious option on the final victory in the tournament, before hosting Scotland in two weeks.
Les Bleus remain on a 14-game winning streak and are not far from the world record held by New Zealand and England (18).
In 2021, they won the Tournament after their victory in Dublin, in this same stadium. But there were no fans at the time, because of Covid. The situation is changing somewhat.
The composition of the French team: 15. Ramos; 14. Penaud, 13. Fickou, 12. Moefana, 11. Dumortier; 10. Ntamack, 9. Dupont (cap.); 7. Oblivion, 8. Alldritt, 6. Jelonch; 5. Willemse, 4. Flament; 3. Antonio, 2. Marchand, 1. Baille.
As the world’s leading nation, Ireland is favored by the bookmakers. But the reality of the field is never predictable. Even less so against the French.
Andy Farrell’s men will be able to count on their supporters for this clash of world rugby.
With their well-oiled attacking game, the Irish are capable of hurting the blue backline.
It must be said that the players know each other well, with 9 members of Leinster lined up at kick-off.
Carried by Jonathan Sexton, who is aiming for a record of points in the 6 Nations Tournament (he is only 15 units away from O’Gara’s 557 points), the mayonnaise can hurt if it takes place on Saturday! Wales is still remembering this, after their home defeat last week (10-34).
As Fabien Galthié said in the pre-match press conference, Ireland is the best opponent since the beginning of the Blues coach’s era, 32 matches ago.
True expert, he knows what he is talking about. And we know that the French team will have to respond quickly if it wants to win in hostile lands.
Hansen, 13. Ringrose, 12. McCloskey, 11. Lowe; 10. Sexton (cap), 9. Murray; 7. van der Flier, 8. Doris, 6. O’Mahony; 5. Ryan, 4. Beirne; 3. Bealham, 2. Herring, 1. Porter.