Ireland overcome dogged France

first_imgEngland visit the Aviva in a fortnight’s time, and before that Johnny Sexton is due to play for his club Racing Metro next Saturday. The out-half suffered a nasty gash to the head in yesterday’s game, and Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt admitted to being apprehensive about Sexton’s return to France: had it easier against Italy, but did concede three tries in a 47-17 win.Two sides looking to get their campaigns back on track meet at Murrayfield this afternoon.Both Scotland and Wales lost their opening fixtures.Kick off at Murrayfield is at 3 o’clock. Ireland will play host to England in the third round of matches, with both coming through yesterday’s tests victorious.Joe Schmidt’s side got the better of an attritional encounter with France, eventually running out 18 points to 11 winners.Ireland sit on the shoulder of England at the top of the Six Nations table, following yesterday’s bruising win.last_img read more

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