Ireland team news
The main news is of course the fact that Sexton will miss the critical clash.
The Irish captain is out with a hamstring injury, leaving James Ryan to take over as skipper and Joey Carberry replacing Sexton as fly-half.
Ireland: Keenan; Conway, Ringrose, Aki, Hansen; Carbery, Gibson-Park; Porter, Kelleher, Furlong; Beirne, Ryan (c); Doris, van der Flier, Conan.
Substitutes: Sheehan, Healy, Bealham, Henderson, O’Mahony, Murray, Carty, Henshaw.
How to watch
TV channel: Today’s match will be shown on ITV 1 from 4pm.
Direct: The ITV hub (free with a subscription) will provide a live stream.
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s live coverage of this afternoon’s Six Nations clash between France and Ireland.
We’ll have all the news from the team and the preparation before a kick-off at 4:45 p.m. in Paris…