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banner Saturday, 17 February, 2001, 13:49 GMT
Clockwatch: Ireland 22-15 France
Ireland v France
All the key moments from Dublin as Ireland beat France at Lansdowne Road for the first time in 18 years.

4 mins Ronan O'Gara puts Ireland into the lead with a penalty.

18 mins Ireland are caught offside and Christophe Lamaison puts France level with a straightforward penalty.

20 mins O'Gara uncharacteristically misses a good penalty chance.

28 mins A French offside infringement leads to O'Gara restoring Ireland's three-point lead with a penalty.

32 mins Lamaison is sinbinned for a dangerous challenge on Tyrone Howe.

40 mins O'Gara lands a massive penalty from a metre inside the French half to give Ireland a 9-3 half-time lead.

43 mins O'Gara sends over his fourth successful penalty after a good forward surge by Ireland.

46 mins O'Gara pulls a penalty wide of the near upright.

48 mins Brian O'Driscoll bursts down the left flank for a try which is confirmed by a video ruling. O'Gara slots over a beautiful conversion from the touchline.

54 mins France give away another penalty and O'Gara scores from in front of the posts.

61 mins An offside infringement gives France a penalty just a few yards from the Irish line. They opt for the drive instead of taking the easy three points in front of the posts and force their way over for a try scored by skipper Fabien Pelous. Lamaison converts.

71 mins France pile on the pressure and score another try through right-wing Philippe Bernat-Salles who goes over in the corner.

74 mins Irish nerves remain on edge as O'Gara misses a penalty.

Full-time France are pegged back by Ireland who record a historic victory.


Ireland: Girvan Dempsey, Denis Hickie, Brian O'Driscoll, Rob Henderson, Tyrone Howe, Ronan O'Gara, Peter Stringer, John Hayes, Keith Wood, Peter Clohessy, Mick Galwey, Malcolm O'Kelly, Alan Quinlan, Anthony Foley, David Wallace.
Replacements: Frank Sheahan, Emmet Byrne, Gary Longwell, Andy Ward, Brian O'Meara, David Humphreys, Kevin Maggs, Shane Horgan.

France: Xavier Garbajosa, Philippe Bernat-Salles, Richard Dourthe, Franck Comba, David Bory; Christophe Lamaison, Philippe Carbonneau, Christophe Juillet, Olivier Magne, Christophe Moni, Fabien Pelous, David Auradou, Pieter De Villiers, Raphael Ibanez, Sylvain Marconnet.
Replacements: Olivier Azam, Christian Califano, Abdel Benazzi, Serge Betsen, Christophe Laussucq, Christophe Dominici, Gerald Merceron.

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