Six Nations 2017: Ireland v France Prediction

Conor Murray

There has been some discussion on the blog this week about whether Ireland have been slightly overrated since their win over the All Blacks in November. I think there's an element of that, similar to when England beat New Zealand in 2012, but there's no question that this is

Six Nations 2017: Ireland team to play France

Joe Schmidt

Joe Schmidt has named the Ireland team to play France, with Johnny Sexton returning from injury.Ireland 15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 74 caps 14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 56 caps 13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 5 caps 12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 26 caps 11. Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster) 30 caps 10. Johnny Sexton (St Mary's College/Leinster) 63 caps 9.

Six Nations 2017: France team to play Ireland

Louis Picamoles

Guy Noves has named the France team to face Ireland in Dublin this weekend.France: 15 Scott Spedding 14 Yoann Huget 13 Rémi Lamerat 12 Gaël Fickou 11 Noa Nakaitaci 10 Camille Lopez 9 Baptiste Serin 8 Louis Picamoles 7 Kévin Gourdon 6 Bernard le Roux 5 Yoann Maestri 4 Sébastien Vahaamahina 3 Rabah Slimani 2 Guilhem Guirado (c) 1 Cyril BailleReplacements: 16 Christopher Tolofua,

Six Nations 2017: Italy v Ireland Prediction


I'm feeling confident on the back of a full house of predictions last weekend, and particularly smug for being in the 14% on Superbru that predicted a win for Scotland over Ireland.It's Ireland first up again this weekend, versus Italy in Rome, and it will be interesting to see how

Six Nations 2017: Ireland team to play Italy

Joe Schmidt

Joe Schmidt has named the team to take on Italy in Rome this weekend.15. Rob Kearney 14. Keith Earls 13. Garry Ringrose 12. Robbie Henshaw 11. Simon Zebo 10. Paddy Jackson 9. Conor Murray1. Cian Healy 2. Rory Best (captain) 3. Tadhg Furlong 4. Donnacha Ryan 5. Devin Toner 6. CJ Stander 7. Sean O'Brien 8. Jamie HeaslipReplacements 16. Niall Scannell 17. Jack McGrath 18. John