Jonny sexton dived over for a 21st minute try at Stade de France to reduce the host’s early lead. France led 6-0 in the Six Nations decider in Paris but Sexton finished off an Irish move after a superb Chris Henry flicked pass.
Brian O’Driscoll, playing in his final Ireland match, made a superb break five minutes later. Conor Murray sniped from the ruck and fed Andrew Trimble to put the visitors ahead.
France struck back through Brice Dulin after he pounced on a knock-down from winger Yoann Huget. Ireland trail 13-12 heading into half-time.
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