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Failure to start well in this competition puts a side on the back foot, and then with only four steps to the finish line, it can be nearly impossible to catch up, meaning there is plenty riding on Ireland's opener against France in Paris this afternoon (4.45pm kick-off).

France meanwhile have six uncapped players in their side, including Bordeaux's 19-year-old prodigy Matthieu Jalibert, who will become the youngest fly-half to start a Five or Six Nations game for France.

In Ireland, TV3 has taken over from RTÉ as Six Nations broadcasters. "The HIA protocol was decided by the independent doctor", said Brunel.

It's just disappointing to see two players going off with knee injuries under a HIA. "That is the way we are going to carry on with the game", Owens told Johnny Sexton moments after repeatedly questioning one of his assistants about Dupont's injury.

From the second Johnny Sexton restarted the game with a 22 drop-out to the point where he bisected the posts with an astounding drop-goal, the ball was in play for exactly 5.15 minutes.

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France led 13-12 with the clock in the red and Ireland struggling to get out of their half.

Ireland meanwhile have won four of those meetings, including the clash at the Aviva Stadium in last year's tournament, and will want to get off to a winning start to put the pressure on champions England, who travel to Italy on Sunday.

The half-time scoreline, 9-3, was the joint lowest between these two sides in a Six Nations match.

France got on the scoreboard through a Maxime Machenaud penalty four minutes before half-time as Ireland were penalised for holding on in the tackle, but Sebastien Vahaamahina shoulder charged Conor Murray just before the break and Sexton duly slotted over his third kick from the tee.

"The HIA Review Processor is reviewing a number of incidents from the France v Ireland match in the senior men's championship".

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"It's quite incredible really".

The HIA is not without its flaws and the manner in which referees no longer take any chances is to be commended, but what happened in the 76th minute in Paris was scandalous.

"To build that amount of phases, to keep the ball - the conditions are very bad - and then the stones on Johnny at the end was incredible". It went in slow motion and it just crept over.

"So he can't be unsure of himself, I think he has the necessary maturity". "But we also know we have untapped strength". "It was unbelievably special".

"It will be just another game for me in the way I approach it - and do my best like I have in any other test match but it is something special doing it for the first time".

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"It's pretty hard to explain how you feel when you think you've let the game slip and then suddenly you've grabbed it", he said.

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