Ireland name team to play France in six nations

Irish Rugby

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has recalled more of his big-guns ahead of Saturday's Six Nations showdown with France.

Johnny Sexton will make his first appearance in over 12 weeks after recovering from a concussion injury, while fit-again Jamie Heaslip and Sean O'Brien have been named in the back-row.

Rory Best has cleared the concussion protocols to retain his place in the front-row, while the return of Heaslip and O'Brien means that Jordi Murphy drops to the bench and the unfortunate Tommy O'Donnell misses out entirely.
From the squads base here's Dave McIntyre