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Ireland have injury concerns over three players

Croke Park action
Ronan O'Gara receives treatment from Dr Eanna Falvey

Ireland have injury concerns over Ronan O'Gara, Paul O'Connell and Andrew Trimble ahead of next week's crunch Six Nations match against France in Paris.

O'Gara retired hurt with a leg injury during the second half and O'Connell also had to go off but should be fit to resume training during the week.

Trimble suffered a thigh injury which is causing concern to Ireland doctors.

Wings Aurelien Rougerie and Benjamin Fall and prop Luc Ducalcon are injury doubts for France.

The trio will have fitness tests in Paris before the game on Saturday.

France coach Marc Lievremont has named an unchanged squad for the Stade de France clash.

O'Gara scored 16 points in Ireland's 29-11 victory over Italy in Dublin on Saturday.

A trio of players who were unable to play against the Italians, flanker Stephen Ferris, fly-half Jonathan Sexton and lock Donncha O'Callaghan, should be available for selection for the potential championship decider against the French.

Coach Declan Kidney is due to announce his starting line-up on Tuesday.

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