Ireland unchanged for France game

Ireland Coach Eddie O'Sullivan has kept faith with the same side that opened the RBS 6 Nations Championship for Ireland and has made no changes to the starting 15 or replacements that beat Italy 26 - 16 last Saturday.

The team will be captained by Brian O'Driscoll for the 24th time as he wins his 61st cap for Ireland.

It means Munster's Denis Leamy is included in the team despite facing a possible suspension over an alleged stamping incident against Italy last Saturday.

The flanker is facing a hearing tomorrow to see if he will face any punishment after being cited for allegedly stamping on Italy's Paul Griffin during the Lansdowne Road tie.

The Ireland team to play France in the RBS Six Nations Championship in Stade de France on Saturday, February aa at 13.30hrs is as follows:

Murphy, S Horgan, O'Driscoll, D'Arcy, Bowe, O'Gara, Stringer, Horan, Flannery, Hayes, O'Kelly, O'Connell, S Easterby, Wallace, Leamy

Replacements: R Best, S Best, O'Callaghan, O'Connor, Reddan, Humphreys, Trimble

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