Six Nations: France 35 Ireland 27

Six Nations: France 35 Ireland 27

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France dashed any hopes Ireland had securing the Six Nations Championship. The home side produced a dominant second half to take the game, for Ireland, it was a performance littered with mistakes.

France’s efforts were spearheaded by halfbacks Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack while up front, the forwards disrupted Ireland, with Gregory Alldritt and Charles Ollivon providing a solid platform and Dylan Cretin disrupting the Irish lineout off the bench in the second half.

Although not the whole story, match statistics on the Six Nations website paint a picture of Ireland’s problems: 14 bad passes, 14 handling errors saw Andy Farrell’s side fail to capitalise on over 4 minutes in the French 22 compared to France’s 1:39 in the Irish red zone.

France (17) 35

TRY: Antoine Dupont, Penalty Try, Romain Ntamack, Virimi Vakatawa

CON: Romain Ntamack (2), Penalty Try

PEN: Romain Ntamack (3)

Ireland (13) 27

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