The Ireland team to play France at the Six Nations this weekend has been announced 5 years ago

The Ireland team to play France at the Six Nations this weekend has been announced

Joe Schmidt has named a strong side to play France.

The Kearney brothers and Sean O'Brien have been named in the Irish team which travels to France this weekend, but the injured Simon Zebo and Keith Earls haven't made it.

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15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
14. Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
13. Jared Payne (Ulster)
12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)
11. Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)
10. Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
1. Jack McGrath (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) (capt)
3. Nathan White (Connacht)
4. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
5. Mike McCarthy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
6. CJ Stander (Munster)
7. Sean O'Brien (UCD/Leinster)
8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) (vice-capt)

Meanwhile, Fergus McFadden comes into the squad and Johnny Sexton and Andrew Trimble have been passed fit, while Tommy O'Donnell is among the replacements.

Kick-off at the Stade de France is at 2.25pm on Saturday, with Ireland looking for their first victory of the Six Nations, following last weekend's 16-16 draw with Wales in Dublin.