France vs Ireland – Six Nations: Live score, team news and updates as Damian Penaud gives Les Bleus hope after Paul Willemse was sent off after visitors’ blistering start

France XV: T Ramos; D Penaud, G Fickou, J Danty, Y Moefana; M Jalibert, M Lucu; C Baille, P Mauvaka, U Atonio; P Gabrillagues, P Willemse; F Cros, C Ollivon, G Alldritt (c)

Subs: J Marchand, R Wardi, D Aldegheri, R Taofifenua, C Woki, P Boudehent, N Le Garrec, L Bielle-Biarrey

Maxime Lucu replaces Antoine Dupont, linking up with Bordeaux half-back partner Matthieu Jalibert with Romain Ntamack still sidelined with the knee injury that forced him to miss the World Cup.

France's scrum-half Maxime Lucu kicks the ball during the Team Run at Stade Velodrome in Marseille on February 1, 2024 on the eve of the Six Nations rugby match between France and Ireland.  (Photo by Nicolas TUCAT / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP via Getty Images)

Ireland XV: H Keenan; C Nash, R Henshaw, B Aki, J Lowe; J Crowley, J Gibson-Park; A Porter, D Sheehan, T Furlong; J McCarthy, T Beirne; P O’Mahony (c), J van der Flier, C Doris

Subs: R Kelleher, C Healy, F Bealham, J Ryan, R Baird, J Conan, C Murray, C Frawley

Ireland, meanwhile, handed Six Nations debuts to Mungster wing Calvin Nash and Leinster lock Joe McCarthy – while Jack Crowley fills the big boots of Johnny Sexton at fly-half.

Ireland flanker and captain Peter O'Mahony attends a press conference at Stade Velodrome in Marseille on February 1, 2024 on the eve of the Six Nations rugby match between France and Ireland.  (Photo by Nicolas TUCAT / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP via Getty Images)