FRA
No.Name
15Maxime Médard, FB
T
14Teddy Thomas, W
13Maxime Mermoz, C
12Jonathan Danty, C
11Virimi Vakatawa, W
10Jules Plisson, FH
9Sébastien Bézy, SH
1Jefferson Poirot, P
2Guilhem Guirado, H
3Uini Atonio, P
4Alexandre Flanquart, L
5Yoann Maestri, L
6Wenceslas Lauret, FL
7Yacouba Camara, FL
8Damien Chouly, N8
Replacements
16Camille Chat, R
17Rabah Slimani, R
18Eddy Ben Arous, R
19Paul Jedrasiak, R
20Loann Goujon, R
21Maxime Machenaud, R
22Jean-Marc Doussain, R
23Hugo Bonneval, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Stade de France
9:25 AM, February 13, 2016
Capacity: 78,750
1755dPA Sport

Late Medard try adds insult to injury for Ireland

A late try from Maxime Medard snatched victory for France and poured misery on defending Six Nations champions Ireland, who saw their injury problems deepen in a bruising encounter in Paris

Match Commentary

81'ESPN's Rob Bartlett had this to say straight from the Stade de France:

The sky over the Stade de France cleared and the rain stopped as Maxime Medard darted around the back of the scrum and over the line to keep French grand slam hopes alive. The crowd erupted into a sea of blue, white and red tricolor as Plisson added the extras to give France the lead - how on earth they managed it is a mystery. For much of the match, Guy Noves' men were second best but a six-day turnaround and host of injuries - O'Brien, McCarthy and Sexton to name a few - meant it was too much for Ireland. By no means a classic, but France's love for rugby may have just been reignited on Valentine's weekend.
81'10-9 End of second half
80'And they've done just that! FULL TIME! Full time analysis to come...

Match Stats

FRA
Possession
IRE
58%
42%
Territory
58%
42%
FRA
IRE
159Runs91
390Meters Run232
4Clean Breaks0
103Tackles191
5Missed Tackles17
9Turnover Knock On6

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