Ireland v France Teams

2011 SIX NATIONS: IRELAND v FRANCE at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Sunday, 13 February Kick-off: 1500 GMT with coverage live on BBC Two, Red Button.

Declan Kidney has called in Jamie Heaslip back from injury as the only change to the staring 15 to play France in Sunday’s Six Nations game in Dublin. Denis Leamy drops to the replacements’ bench, with Sean O’Brien moving to blind-side flanker and David Wallace completing the back row. Shane Jennings drops out of 22.

Centre Maxime Mermoz has been ruled out of Sunday’s Six Nations clash against Ireland with a shoulder injury. This means Damien Traille moves from full-back to inside centre and Clement Poitrenaud comes off the bench to start at full-back and Toulouse centre Yannick Jauzion comes on the bench. There is a further change on the bench, where veteran prop Sylvain Marconnet replaces Luc Ducalcon.


Ireland: L Fitzgerald (Leinster), F McFadden (Leinster), B O’Driscoll (Leinster, captain), G D’Arcy (Leinster), K Earls (Munster), J Sexton (Leinster), T O’Leary (Munster); C Healy (Leinster), R Best (Ulster), M Ross (Leinster), D O’Callaghan (Munster), P O’Connell (Munster), S O’Brien (Leinster), D Wallace (Munster), J Heaslip (Leinster).
Replacements: S Cronin (Connacht), T Court (Ulster), L Cullen (Leinster), D Leamy (Munster), E Reddan (Leinster), R O’Gara (Munster), P Wallace (Ulster).

France: Clement Poitrenaud (Toulouse); Yoann Huget (Bayonne), Aurelien Rougerie (Clermont), Damien Traille (Biarritz), Maxime Medard (Toulouse); Francois Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), Morgan Parra (Clermont); Thomas Domingo (Clermont), William Servat (Toulouse), Nicolas Mas (Perpignan), Julien Pierre (Clermont), Lionel Nallet (Racing Metro), Thierry Dusautoir (captain, Toulouse), Julien Bonnaire (Clermont), Imanol Harinordoquy (Biarritz).
Replacements: Guilhem Guirado (Perpignan), Sylvain Marconnet (Biarritz), Jerome Thion (Biarritz), Sebastien Chabal (Racing Metro), Dimitri Yachvili (Biarritz), Yannick Jauzion (Toulouse), Vincent Clerc (Toulouse).