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Last Updated: Sunday, 9 November, 2003, 07:08 GMT
Live: France 43-21 Ireland

All the action from the third quarter-final in Melbourne.
Kick-off: 0730 GMT.

Full-time: France 43-21 Ireland

80 mins: Ireland press for a late try and score right at the end through Brian O'Driscoll. It is a consolation score but at least gives them a little more respectability. Humphreys lands the simple conversion and the final whistle is blown.
France 43-21 Ireland

71 mins: Michalak's impressive kicking brings France another three points from a penalty.
France 43-14 Ireland

65 mins: Centre O'Driscoll gets Ireland's second try after a good flick through by Humphreys who adds the straightforward conversion.
France 40-14 Ireland

64 mins: French hooker Raphael Ibanez is sin-binned as Ireland press for a try.

59 mins: Paul O'Connell is judged guilty of illegal use of the boot and Michalak kicks his fourth penalty of the game from distance.
France 40-7 Ireland

52 mins: Irish centre Kevin Maggs takes a pass from Humphreys and powers over for a fine individual try. Humphreys' conversion adds the two points.
France 37-7 Ireland

48 mins: Ireland make a change at fly-half with O'Gara going off and David Humphreys coming on for his 60th cap.

46 mins: France are really on a roll and score their fourth try in the right corner through prop Jean-Jacques Crenca. Michalak converts yet again and the scoreline is getting embarrassing for outplayed Ireland.
France 37-0 Ireland

41 mins: Ireland are penalised at a scrum and Michalak slots the ball between the posts to stretch the French lead to 30 points.
France 30-0 Ireland

Half-time: France 27-0 Ireland

37 mins: Ireland concede another penalty and the match appears to be virtually over as Michalak keeps up his 100 per cent kicking record.
France 27-0 Ireland

32 mins: The French domination continues as number eight Imanol Harinordoqui goes over for a third try and Michalak adds another conversion.
France 24-0 Ireland

30 mins: Disaster for Ireland as a loose pass squanders an attacking position and allows France to score a breakaway try through winger Christophe Dominici. Michalak slots over a fine conversion.
France 17-0 Ireland

25 mins: Ireland get into a good position but concede a penalty as Simon Easterby is caught coming in from the side.

21 mins: Ireland win a penalty just inside the French half but opt for position instead of going for the three points.

20 mins: Victor Costello is penalised allowing Michalak to stretch the French lead with a good kick.
France 10-0 Ireland

13 mins: France continue to attack as Ireland struggle to get out of their own half.

11 mins: Brian O'Driscoll's saving tackle on Tony Marsh rescues Ireland as France's impressive start continues.

8 mins: France attack down the right and winger Aurelien Rougerie goes close to another try.

7 mins: Irish fly-half Ronan O'Gara requires treatment after taking a knock on the head.

3 mins: Frederic Michalak's kick through falls nicely for the French and Olivier Magne goes over for an early score. Fly-half Michalak adds the conversion.
France 7-0 Ireland

0730 Irish skipper Keith Wood wins the toss and decides to kick-off.

France will be out to avenge their Six Nations defeat to Ireland earlier in the year, a game they lost 15-12 at Lansdowne Road.

Coach Bernard Laporte has stuck by the XV that comprehensively outplayed Scotland in the pool stages.

While the French first team have been putting their feet up on Bondi beach for two weeks, Ireland have had two hard games against Argentina and Australia.

The men in green make two changes from the team that started against the Wallabies, with Victor Costello and John Kelly coming in.

France: Brusque, Rougerie, Marsh, Jauzion, Dominici, Michalak, Galthie, Crenca, Ibanez, Marconnet, Pelous, Thion, Betsen, Magne, Harinordoqui.
Replacements: Bru, Milloud, Brouzet, Tabacco, Merceron, Liebenberg, Elhorga.

Ireland: Dempsey, S. Horgan, O'Driscoll, Maggs, Kelly, O'Gara, Stringer, Corrigan, Wood, Hayes, O'Kelly, O'Connell, S. Easterby, Gleeson, Costello.
Replacements: Byrne, Horan, O'Callaghan, Miller, G. Easterby, Humphreys, A. Horgan.

Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

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