Countdown To Six Nations Opener Against France


The Irish rugby team will train in Paris this morning as the countdown continues to the Six Nations opener against France.

Captain Rory Best will lead the squad through their paces at the traditional eve of game run out at the match venue, the Stade de France.

Ireland will kick off the tournament with a team that sees three changes from that which beat Argentina in November.


Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw, and Josh van der Flier come into the side.

Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale and James Ryan make their Championship debuts tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Ireland Under 20s take on their French counterparts in Bordeaux this evening. Trevor Brennan’s son Dan, with line out in the French front row.