Ireland 13-15 France rugby LIVE RESULT: Kelleher try not enough as French secure first win in Dublin in 10 years

Ireland 13-15 France rugby LIVE RESULT: Kelleher try not enough as French secure first win in Dublin in 10 years

FRANCE have won in Dublin for the first time in ten years despite a brave effort from a depleted Ireland said.

Tries from captain Charles Ollivon and Damian Penaud looked to have put Les Bleus on the path to a convincing win.

But a first international try from Ronan Kelleher and a long distance penalty almost secured a dramatic comeback for the Irish.

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    FULL TIME WHISTLE

    There were big celebrations from the French players at full time.

    It's early days but the Grand Slam is still on…

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    RAPHAEL'S REVIEW

    France team manager Raphael Ibanez has this to say at full time:

    "We're obviously very pleased with the win.

    "It was a hard fought win away from home so it's a big relief for the boys."

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    SKIPPER SPEAKS

    These are the full time thoughts of Ireland captain Iain Henderson:

    "Massively frustrating, but the biggest thing for me personally is we had the opportunities to go and do it. 

    "When you're not taking those opportunities especially at home, you're not where you need to be to be beating teams like France.

    "So we've got to go away now, review what we've been doing, we've got a two week break now, or two weeks until our next game, a week to get away, refresh our heads, come back and make sure we're really tuned in to fix those mistakes."

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    WORLD CLASS

    France really do have an outstanding talent on their hands in Antoine Dupont.

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    FT: IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    France survive a spirited Irish comeback to make it two wins from two in the 2021 Six Nations.

    Meanwhile for Ireland it's back to the drawing board after two losses in the row to start the tournament.

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    PEEEEEP!

    THAT'S FULL TIME!

    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE!

    FRANCE WIN IN IRELAND FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2011!

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    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    81. Ireland are met by firm French defence.

    The visitors are actually forcing Ireland backwards and they've turned it over!

    That will be game over!

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    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    80. The clock ticks red but Ireland could still yet fashion one more chance.

    They have the ball just inside the French half, desperately trying to force France into a mistake.

    Just three points would do it for Ireland.

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    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    79. PENALTY TO IRELAND!

    A chance maybe!

    Dupont kicks the ball away and the referee spots a penalty in the chase.

    Ross Byrne will kick for touch in the last minute for Ireland.

    The scenes are reminiscent of last week's game in Cardiff.

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    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    78. France have the ball where they want it.

    They have the throw at a line-out on the halfway line and set up a rolling maul that makes good ground.

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    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    77. Excellent take by Gibson-Park under a high kick from Dulin.

    Gibson-Park is then back on his feet to clear Irish lines, with the kick acrobatically taken by Teddy Thomas.

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    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    75. Great play by Ireland.

    They press as the ball is played out of the scrum and force a French knock on.

    We're into the final five minutes now!

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    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    74. France scrum.

    Ireland knock the ball on inside their own twenty-two so France will put the ball in from a dangerous position.

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    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    72. JALIBERT'S PENALTY IS OFF THE POST!

    It's still a two point game.

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    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    71. OUCH!

    Ollivon is down for France after landing awkwardly from a line-out and twisting his knee.

    Thankfully he's back on his feet and France are awarded a penalty for the contact at the lineout.

    Jalibert will go for three points.

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    DEFICIT REDUCED

    Ross Byrne makes it a two point game from the tee.

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    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    69. Ireland hold their scrum and clear downfield.

    Thomas takes the line-out quickly but it's a good chase by Ireland and the green shirts surround Thomas.

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    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    68. Ireland scrum.

    Jalibert shows a neat turn of pace to break into the Ireland twenty-two.

    He has Thomas on his right, who has just come on for Penaud, but the pass is knocked on.

    Gibson-Park will feed the ball in to the scrum.

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    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    67. James Lowe sends a kick out on the full from just outside his own twenty-two.

    It's an error from the Ireland winger, so France will throw the ball in from a dangerous attacking position.

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    IRELAND 13-15 FRANCE

    65. PENALTY SCORED!

    Ross Byrne slots what is a tricky kick, to the left of the posts and forty odd metres out.

    It's a two point game with fifteen minutes left to play!

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    IRELAND 10-15 FRANCE

    64. Penalty to Ireland.

    A high tackle by Willemse means Ross Byrne will have a chance to cut the France lead to just two points.

    Billy Burns has not re-emerged after leaving for a head injury assessment.

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    IRELAND 10-15 FRANCE

    63. Ringrose makes good ground to take Ireland past halfway.

    He's been another standout performer for the Irish today.

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    IRELAND 10-15 FRANCE

    61. Earls' kick chasing today has been excellent.

    He gets on the end of another kick to set Ireland up on the attack on the halfway line.

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    WHAT A REPLY

    And here's how Kelleher went over the line just moments after Penaud did down the other end.

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    PENAUD POUNCES

    Here's a look at the Damian Penaud try that was scored before Ireland's instant response.

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