February 11, 2023 8:01 AM
Ash Wheldon

Ireland vs France Preview & Prediction | 2023 Six Nations Championship

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When is Ireland vs France on and what time does it start? Ireland vs France will take place on Saturday 11th February, 2023 – 14:15 (UK)

Where is Ireland vs France taking place? Ireland vs France will take place at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland

Where can I get tickets for Ireland vs France? Ticket information for Ireland vs France can be found on each nation’s official website

What channel is Ireland vs France on in the UK? Television coverage is shared between BBC and ITV so it is worth checking their schedules for Ireland vs France

Where can I stream Ireland vs France in the UK? If televised live on BBC, Ireland vs France can be streamed live on iPlayer, while ITVX is the place to go if the match is on ITV



  • Ireland produced a hugely impressive performance as they ran out big winners over Wales in their opening game of the Six Nations last week.
  • The Irish ran in 34 points in that display on the road and now host France in a huge contest with head coach Andy Farrell making just one change to his side with Rob Herring coming in for the injured Dan Sheehan.

Starting XV: Keenan; Hansen, Ringrose, McCloskey, Lowe; Sexton, Murray; Porter, Herring, Bealham, Beirne, Ryan, O'Mahony, Van der Flier, Doris

Replacements: Kelleher, Kilcoyne, O'Toole, Henderson, Conan, Casey, Byrne, Aki


  • France were given a scare by Italy in their opener and will need to be much better as they travel to Ireland to face a side that will cause them all sorts of problems.
  • The French were unconvincing in their 24-29 success but have avoided hitting the panic button and will roll with an unchanged side for this contest.

Starting XV: Ramos; Penaud, Fickou, Moefana, Dumortier; Ntamack, Dupont; Baille, Marchand, Atonio, Flament, Willemse, Jelonch, Ollivon, Alldritt

Replacements: Barlot, Wardi, Falatea, Taofifenua, Cros, Macalou, Couilloud, Jalibert


This could well be a Grand Slam decider as the two pre-competition favourites do battle in Dublin. Both Ireland and France will feel they have what it takes to prevail here with the Irish winning their last seven games while it is 14 successes in-a-row for the French. The visitors won the Grand Slam last year but have it all to do here as they aim to put an underwhelming performance against Italy behind them and with the hosts on a real high after another brilliant showing against Wales last week, it is Ireland that are favoured on home soil.

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