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2009 Six Nations
7 Feb-21 March

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Ireland's Ronan O'Gara slots over a penalty

Ireland's Ronan O'Gara slots over an early penalty for the men in green after Lionel Faure fails to roll away following a tackle

Ireland's Ronan O'Gara kicks upfield

O'Gara is called into action in a defensive capacity as France enjoy some early possession at a bitterly cold Croke Park

French winger Maxime Medard is tackled by Ronan O'Gara

French winger Maxime Medard provides an attacking threat as the visitors continue to probe for gaps in the Irish defence

Imanol Harinordoquy scores a try for France

France score the opening try as number eight Imanol Harinordoquy finishes off a superb move before Lionel Beauxis adds the extras

Jamie Heaslip bursts through the French line before scoring Ireland's opening try

Jamie Heaslip weaves his way through the French defence to score a superb try for Ireland before O'Gara slots over the conversion

Brian O'Driscoll is mobbed by his Ireland team-mates after scoring his try

The entertaining match is treated to another brilliant moment as Brian O'Driscoll cuts through the French defence to score a superb try

Medard scores a try for France

Lionel Beauxis's clever kick to the wing is gathered by Medard who touches down to reduce Ireland's lead to 20-15

Gordon D'Arcy is congratulated by his Ireland team-mates

Beauxis's drop-goal makes it 20-18 before Gordon D'Arcy crashes over to give the hosts a nine-point lead following O'Gara's conversion

Sebastien Chabal congratulates Ireland's players

Ireland maintain their lead and win the thoroughly entertaining encounter 30-21 with an impressive display in Dublin





see also
Ireland 30-21 France
07 Feb 09 |  Rugby Union
Six Nations as it happened
07 Feb 09 |  Rugby Union
Ireland v France match stats
31 Jan 08 |  Rugby Union


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