French teen Jalibert out of Six Nations

Scotland stunned Ireland at Murrayfield in the opening match last year

Ireland have got their Six Nations campaign off to a winning start courtesy of a dramatic 15-13 victory over France in Paris this evening.

Ireland made an assured start and Sexton's first penalty put them ahead inside the third minute.

One of Noves's last acts was to align a stunningly young and inexperienced half-back pair against world champions New Zealand in November, as 21-year-old Anthony Belleau lined up outside Dupont - the French were thumped 38-18. And I don't think he was really thinking too much about history, he just stepped and seized the moment and he did it with absolute aplomb. It was hard to clear our ball a number of times but we didn't appear to be going to get much of a chance there.

In Saturday night's post-match press conference, France boss Brunel insisted Les Bleus had no control over either Dupont or Jalibert being removed for head injury checks.

However we have seen in the past how devastating a French team can be when they play with no fear or restraint.

There are great expectations for Ryan, a former Ireland Under-20 captain, with murmurings that he is destined to skipper the senior side one day. It's a position we don't have huge depth in, and we've given James an opportunity.

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This comes after worry during the week that Sexton would receive the Parisian treatment that was thrust upon him back in 2014 and 2016. So I'd hope that it's not. Does that say what we think it says? It's not the same referee this time.

Yes, a teenager, a 19-year-old, will start an global match in one of the most competitive rugby competitions in the world against one of the tournament favourites.

The conversion took France into a 13-12 lead and as Ireland plugged away 40 metres out from, it looked as though Joe Schmidt's side would come away from Paris with nothing more than a losing bonus point and a few cuts and bruises.

"It's going to take a big, big performance", said the Ulster hooker, who will earn his 107th cap.

"England and Ireland are hot favourites, it could all come down to the last round where Twickenham plays host to these two teams in what will be a mouth-watering encounter".

"I get that we have to err on the side of caution but that is clearly a manipulation of the rules".

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