Ireland underdogs for French clash

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The Irish squad travel to Paris on Friday evening for Sunday’s rearranged Six Nations clash with France, knowing history is not on their side as they attampt to keep their title hopes alive.

With Wales having already secured the Triple Crown and France unbeaten in their two starts, Declan Kidney knows defeat on Sunday will spell the end of Ireland’s chances for another season.

However, the French capital has proved an unhappy hunting ground for Ireland, who have managed just one victory there since 1972..