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As it happened: Ireland 24-9 France

2015-10-11 17:23
Last Updated at 18:09
11 Oct 19:40

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11 Oct 19:39

QUARTER-FINAL LINE-UP

Ireland will play Argentina at the Millennium Stadium next Sunday at 14:00 SA time

France will play the All Blacks at the Millennium Stadium next Saturday at 21:00 SA time.

11 Oct 19:39

IRELAND TOP THE POOL

Ireland finish as winners of Pool D, France as runners-up

11 Oct 19:38

MAN OF THE MATCH

The award goes to Ireland loose forward Sean O'Brien

Good choice

11 Oct 19:37

FULL-TIME IN CARDIFF

Ireland 24-9 France

Hughly impressive by Ireland. But at what cost did their win come? Injuries to 4 key players - and a possible citing

11 Oct 19:36
80' - The seconds are ticking past
11 Oct 19:35

78' - Penalty to Ireland as Vincent Debaty is penalised for walking around

Ireland finishing with a ruthless display. Very impressive to watch

11 Oct 19:34

77' - Into the final 3 minutes and the match is won

Scrum to the Irish on their own 22m after a knock-on from the restart

11 Oct 19:33

76' - Madigan's kick from 40m is OVER!

Ireland 24-9 France

11 Oct 19:32

76' - Penalty at the scrum for Ireland

France look tired and Ireland are been given a second wind by their incredible supporters who are in full voice

Amazing atmosphere

11 Oct 19:31

75' - Ireland's fans start to celebrate

Too early?

11 Oct 19:31

74' - Rory Best off for SA-born Richardt Strauss

Best was massive today for Ireland

11 Oct 19:29

73' - The conversion is GOOD from Madigan

Ireland 21-9 France

11 Oct 19:28
71' - Scrumhalf CONOR MURRAY scores against the post for Ireland as the crowd goes mad
11 Oct 19:28
72' - TRY!
11 Oct 19:27
71' - France tackling for all their worth as Ireland pile forward in search of a second try
11 Oct 19:26

70' - Madigan puts Ireland onto the attack and into the French 22m as we're into the last 10 minutes of the match

Time has flown by

11 Oct 19:25
70' - Another escape for the Irish as France penalised for crossing/obsruction
11 Oct 19:24

69' - Keith Earls spotted with an ice pack on his elbow

Could be serious...

11 Oct 19:23

68' - Argentina and New Zealand will be interested watchers of this match

Not sure who they'd like to play to be honest

Argentina arguably playing better rugby than the All Blacks at the moment

11 Oct 19:22

68' - Forward pass denies France

Relief for Ireland inside their 22m

Ireland starting to tire. Certainly not helped by injuries to key players

11 Oct 19:21

67' - France march back into Irish territory

Should be a sensational finish to this match

Don't leave your seats!

11 Oct 19:21

66' - High tackle by Ireland

Penalty to France. No card

Jack McGrath the offender

11 Oct 19:20

66' - France certainly not out of this match

Loads to play for!

11 Oct 19:19
65' - Bad control at the lineout by Ireland as they slap the ball down and it goes into touch
11 Oct 19:17

64' - Parra makes no mistake

France to within 5 points

Ireland 14-9 France

11 Oct 19:16

63' - Penalty to France in a kickable position

They elect to take the points through the boot of Morgan Parra

11 Oct 19:15

62' - Luke Fitzgerald on for Keith Earls

Mathieu Bastareaud off for France, replaced by Alexandre Dumoulin

11 Oct 19:14

62' - Penalty to France as Ireland hold on

Huge relief as Ireland prepare to make a tactical substitution rather than an injury-enforced one!

11 Oct 19:13

61' - Ireland continue to attack

Players must be starting to tire. Amazing match

11 Oct 19:12

60' - We're into the final quarter now

Ireland with an 9-point lead. Will they hang on for a famous victory?

11 Oct 19:11

59' - Ireland's turn to defend a French maul now

And they turn it over!

Huge by Sean O'Brien

11 Oct 19:10

58' - Penalty to France

What will they do?

They kick to touch. Lineout on the Irish 22m

11 Oct 19:10
58' - France need to be the next team to score if they wish to stand any chance of winning the match - and avoiding a quarter-final against New Zealand
11 Oct 19:08
56; - France also make changes - new halfback pairing on the field
11 Oct 19:07

55' - Peter O'Mahony down and he's replaced by Chris Henry

Another bad looking injury for the Irish

11 Oct 19:04

55' - Ireland lose possession and Kearney is forced to hurry back to field the French kick

He does well as Ireland have another player down

11 Oct 19:03

53' - Oh dear, skipper Thierry Dusautoir drops it cold in midfield

Scrum to Ireland in the French 22m as their fans grow in voice

11 Oct 19:02

52' - Hats off to Ireland who have lost their two best players in the match already

They are targeting the relatively small Michalak

11 Oct 19:01

51' - The conversion is MISSED by Madigan

Ireland 14-6 France

11 Oct 19:01

50' - FANTASTIC BY IRELAND!

They barge forward through their pack then spread it wide and ROB KEARNEY dives over in the tackle for the first try of the match

11 Oct 19:00
50' - TRY!
11 Oct 18:58
49' - Irish fans on their feet as they await the outcome of the scrum in the far right corner
11 Oct 18:58

49' - Excellent play by Henshaw as he slices through the French backline

Closest Ireland have come to scoring a try

5m scrum after  aknock-on in the tackle

11 Oct 18:56

48' - Blood injury

Vincent Debaty off, replaced by Eddy Ben Arous

11 Oct 18:55

48' - Risky play - and pass - by Madigan. Almost intercepted

Ireland did have the advantge, but it's only a scrum advantage

11 Oct 18:54

46' - Ireland struggling to get into the French 22m

Great 'D' from the French thus far

 
  • 80'

    Ireland playing down the clock now, they spill the ball however and France have one more chance.

  • 80'

    France spill the ball in contact and that's the ball game! Ireland too strong for France as they go away with a comprehensive victory!

  • 80'

    FRANCE 9 IRELAND 24

  • 79'

    Ireland rumbling forward with their driving maul. Now they go through the phases in search of one more try!

  • 78'

    France are pinged for wheeling the scrum. Madigan finds touch just outside France's 22.

  • 77'

    France try to regather the restart but they spill the ball and Ireland have a scrum just inside their own half.

  • 76'

    France are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Madigan will have a shot at goal from about 40 metres out.

  • 76'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, MADIGAN. 9-24. His kick is good!

  • 75'

    France attack from deep. They swing the ball wide to Parra in midfield, but it comes to nothing as he spills the ball in contact. Ireland scrum on halfway.

  • 73'

    CONVERSION, FRANCE, MADIGAN. 9-21. Madigan adds the extras from the kicking tee.

  • 72'

    TRY, IRELAND, MURRAY. 9-19. Ireland going through the phases now. Murray picks up at the base of the ruck and he scores!! Well worked try!

  • 70'

    France are pinged for obstructive running and Ireland can breathe again. End to end stuff by France, but they can't seem to break Ireland's resolute defence.

  • 70'

    Madigan finds touch inside France's 22.

  • 69'

    Rob Kearney clears but it's a poor clearance. Attacking line-out, France just outside Ireland's 22.

  • 68'

    France go through the phases inside Ireland's 22. Parra throws a forward pass and another chance goes a begging.

  • 67'

    Ireland are pinged for a high tackle on Parra. Attacking line-out France just outside Ireland's 22.

  • 66'

    Ireland make a hash of the line-out as the ball bobble into touch. France now attack from deep.

  • 65'

    France go through the phases after gathering the restart. They clear and finds touch just outside their 22. Attacking line-out, Ireland.

  • 64'

    PENALTY, FRANCE, PARRA. 9-14. Game on!

  • 63'

    France win another penalty after Ireland are pinged at the deck and Parra will have a shot at goal from about 35 metres out.

  • 62'

    Ireland take play up to France's 22 with their relentless attack. They go through the phases, but France are giving little away on defence. Now France win a penalty after Ireland are pinged for holding onto the ball on the ground.

  • 60'

    France set up a driving maul and now they swing the ball wide, but brilliant counter rucking by Ireland sees them make a vital turnover.

  • 58'

    Murray clears and now France launch an attack from halfway. Ireland are pinged at the deck yet again and Spedding finds touch inside Ireland's 22.

  • 57'

    Best is pinged for a side entry at the ruck. Spedding finds touch deep inside Ireland's half.

  • 56'

    France struggling to contain Ireland's hard running forwards as they take play up to France's 22.

  • 55'

    INJURY, IRELAND, O'MAHONY. Peter O?Mahony leaves the field on a stretcher.

  • 54'

    Ireland go through the phases as they search for their second try, it comes to nothing as Henderson spills the ball in contact.

  • 53'

    France now attacking from deep. Dusautoir spills a ball in midfield and now France are on the back foot again. Attacking scrum Ireland, just outside France's 22.

  • 51'

    Madigan pushes his conversion to the left!

  • 50'

    TRY, IRELAND, R KEARNEY. 6-14. Ireland go through the phases as they try and bustle their way over France's try-line. Murray plays the blind and feeds to Rob Kearney who crashes over for the first try of the match!!!

  • 49'

    Henshaw hits a gap and offloads to Kearney. France try to make a turnover at the breakdown, but they spill the ball in the process. Attacking scrum Ireland, 5 metres from France's try-line.

  • 48'

    Good counter rucking by Ireland who win the turnover. Ireland have an attacking scrum inside France's half.

  • 46'

    Ireland make a turnover at the line-out. They attack from deep and take play up to France's 22. They go through the phases but it comes to nothing as they spill the ball in contact, however.

  • 45'

    Spedding is thumped after gathering a high ball and France win a penalty at the deck. Spedding finds touch inside Ireland territory.

  • 43'

    Madigan taking a flat ball and he offloads to Chouly, but he spills the ball and France have an attacking scrum just outside their 22.

  • 42'

    Tillous-Borde launches a bomb and now Ireland counter from deep as they take play up to France's half.

  • 41'

    Tillous-Borde hoofs the ball down field from the restart. Now Madigan kicks for space and it's a good one as he finds touch just outside France's 22.

  • 40'

    Henshaw kicks away possession and Tillous-Borde hoofs the ball down field. Madigan replies but his kick goes straight into touch.

  • 40'

    France trying to milk a penalty. Tillous-Borde plays the blind and Spedding is almost through. Now France go through the phases inside Ireland's 22. Earls wins a penalty for Ireland on the deck and Madigan hoofs the ball into touch. That's the first half as the players head into the shed for a well deserved break.

  • 40'

    FRANCE 6 IRELAND 9

  • 40'

    Madigan gets the second half underway!

  • 39'

    A massive battle at the breakdown as France keep probing trying to find a gap through.

  • 38'

    Ireland's hard running forwards take them up to France's 22.

  • 37'

    Madigan stabs a grubber through and it's perfectly placed as the ball bobbles into touch inside France's 22.

  • 37'

    Tillous-Borde clears and finds touch on halfway. France can breathe again!

  • 35'

    Ireland are obliterated at the scrum as France make the turnover. Now they go through the phases, but it comes to nothing as they are pinged for holding onto the ball on the ground.

  • 34'

    France make a hash of their line-out ball as they force the knock on. Ireland have the put in to the scrum just outside their 22.

  • 33'

    Ireland attack and take play up to France's 22. Now they go through the phases with their forwards, but they are smashed on defence and struggle to get over the advantage line. They give away a penalty for holding onto the ball on the ground.

  • 31'

    Ireland make a hash of their line-out ball and Dulin finds touch on halfway.

  • 30'

    Now France are caught in an offside position from the restart. Madigan finds touch inside France's 22.

  • 28'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, MADIGAN. 6-9. Brilliant kick by the replacement fly-half.

  • 27'

    Ireland full of running as they take play into France's half. Pape is pinged for tackling the player without the ball and Madigan will have a shot at goal from about 40 metres out.

  • 25'

    France attack and take play up to Ireland's half, but Michalak spills the ball in contact. Ireland Scrum.

  • 25'

    Sexton leaves the field after being smashed on defence.

  • 23'

    PENALTY, FRANCE, SPEDDING. 6-6. Brilliant kick from 53 metres out!

  • 22'

    O?Mahony is pinged for a high tackle on Guirado on halfway and Spedding indicates that he will have a shot at goal.

  • 21'

    Ireland attacking from deep after gathering the restart. They launch a bomb and now France counter.

  • 19'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON. 3-6.

  • 18'

    Now Ireland go through the phases as they take play into France's 22. Sexton sit back in the pocket and he attempts a drop, but it hits the left hand upright. Ireland played the advantage for a penalty and Sexton will have a shot at goal.

  • 17'

    Fofana gathers the restart and finds touch just outside France's 22.

  • 16'

    PENALTY, FRANCE, SPEDDING. 3-3. This time his kick is good. Beautiful strike.

  • 15'

    Michalak slithers through a gap and now France win a penalty at the deck. Spedding will have another shot at goal from 50 metres out in a similar position as his previous kick.

  • 14'

    Sexton launches a bomb but Tillous-Borde is up for the challenge. Now France attack from halfway.

  • 12'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON. 0-3. His kick is good and Ireland take the lead.

  • 11'

    Spedding's kick hits the right hand upright and Sexton clears, finding touch just outside their 22.

  • 11'

    Bastareaud is pinged for playing the player without the ball. Sexton will have a shot now from about 40 metres out.

  • 10'

    Ireland are pinged for illegal scrummaging on halfway. Spedding will have a shot at goal from 50 metres out.

  • 9'

    Ireland spill the ball in midfield and France have an attacking scrum on halfway.

  • 7'

    France gather the restart and make good headway. Fofana hits a gap and offloads to Dulin who is thumped into touch.

  • 6'

    Michalak has the distance but not the direction!

  • 5'

    Henshaw takes a crash ball and now Ireland attack from deep. They are pinged at the deck and Michalack will have a shot at goal from about 35 metres out on the angle.

  • 4'

    France rumble forward with their driving maul, but they make a hash of it however after failing to produce the ball. Ireland scrum inside their 22.

  • 2'

    Ireland make a turnover on the deck and they take play up to France's half with their hard running forwards. It comes to nothing however as they are pinged at the deck and Spedding finds touch inside Ireland territory.

  • 1'

    Kearney gathers and now Ireland go through the phases before sexton hoofs the ball down field and now France counter.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Pool D Rugby World Cup encounter between France and Ireland from Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We'll return shortly with team news.

  • 0'

    Keith Earls will start at outside centre for Ireland after Jared Payne failed a fitness test. Cian Healy and Devin Toner also come into the starting XV as Ireland look to top Pool D in the Rugby World Cup. Paul O'Connell captain's the side and is joined in the second row by Toner. The back row is made up of Jamie Heaslip at number eight, Sean O'Brien at openside and Peter O'Mahony at blindside. Healy starts at loosehead and is joined in the front row by Mike Ross and Rory Best. Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton are paired at half-back with Robbie Henshaw and Earls named in midfield. The back three sees Rob Kearney return at full-back with Tommy Bowe and Dave Kearney on the wings.

  • 0'

    Louis Picamoles returns at number eight as France coach Philippe Saint-André made three changes for today's clash Picamoles will win his 50th cap, becoming the 53rd French player to reach this milestone. Saint-André has made two personnel changes and one positional switch to the run-on side that started in the 41-18 victory over Canada, the fewest changes for a France team in their last RWC pool phase match since 1991. Picamoles and wing Noa Nakaitaci, who both started France's first two matches, return to the starting line-up in place of Bernard Le Roux and Remy Grosso respectively. Damien Chouly switches from number eight to openside flanker. The starting XV for today's clash has 13 starters from France's opening match, a 32-10 win over Italy, with the only changes being the then injured Wesley Fofana for Alexandre Dumoulin at 12 and Brice Dulin for Yoann Huget, on the left wing. Huget's participation in the world Cup was ended by an injury in that match. Noa Nakaitaci will play on the right wing, having played on the left in his first two matches. Thierry Dusautoir will captain France for the 55th time, joining former Australia lock John Eales in seventh place on the all-time list. Ten of France's starting XV also started the Six Nations match against Ireland in February, which Les Bleus lost 18-11 in Dublin. Seven of the eight forwards ? all except Le Roux ? return from that day and three of the backs (Fofana, Mathieu Bastareaud, Scott Spedding).

  • 0'

    The teams are on the field for the anthems. Please stand!

  • 0'

    Michalak gets us underway!

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France Ireland
  • 0 Tries 2
    • 49' Rob Kearney
    • 71' Conor Murray
  • 0 Conversions 1
    • 72' Ian Madigan
  • 3 Penalties 4
    • 15' Scott Spedding
    • 22' Scott Spedding
    • 63' Morgan Parra
    • 12' Jonny Sexton
    • 18' Jonny Sexton
    • 28' Ian Madigan
    • 76' Ian Madigan
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Eddy Ben Arous
  • Guilhem Guirado
  • Rabah Slimani
  • Pascal Papé
  • Yoann Maestri
  • Thierry Dusautoir
  • Damien Chouly
  • Louis Picamoles
  • Sebastien Tillous-Borde
  • Frederic Michalak
  • Brice Dulin
  • Wesley Fofana
  • Mathieu Bastareaud
  • Noa Nakaitaci
  • Scott Spedding
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  • Cian Healy
  • Rory Best
  • Mike Ross
  • Devin Toner
  • Paul O'Connell
  • Peter O'Mahony
  • Sean O'Brien
  • Jamie Heaslip
  • Conor Murray
  • Jonny Sexton
  • Dave Kearney
  • Robbie Henshaw
  • Keith Earls
  • Tommy Bowe
  • Rob Kearney
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Benjamin Kayser
  • Vincent Debaty
  • Nicolas Mas
  • Alexandre Flanquart
  • Bernard Le Roux
  • Morgan Parra
  • Remi Tales
  • Alexandre Dumoulin
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  • Richardt Strauss
  • Jack McGrath
  • Nathan White
  • Iain Henderson
  • Chris Henry
  • Eoin Reddan
  • Ian Madigan
  • Luke Fitzgerald

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