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08 Feb 2009 08:51
Ireland made a flying start to the Six Nations championship on Saturday by defeating France 30-21 at Croke Park in Dublin.
It was the first victory in eight matches for the Irish against France and provided a perfect start for coach Declan Kidney on his Six Nations debut.
The match was a gripping affair, decided eventually by replacement centre Gordon D’Arcy’s try 15 minutes from fulltime. Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll, back to his best form in the centres, also scored.—Reuters
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