FRANCE  43 V   IRELAND  31
  COMPETITION: 6 Nations International Championship
  VENUE: Stade de France, Paris DATE: 11 February 2006 SPECTATORS:
  REFEREE: Paul Honiss (New Zealand) HALFTIME: 29-3  
  SCORERS: SCORERS:
  TRIES: Heymans (2), Marty (2), Magne, Rougerie TRIES: Trimble, O'Gara, D'Arcy, O'Callaghan
  CONVERSIONS: Elissalde (5) CONVERSIONS: O'Gara (4)
  PENALTY GOALS: Elissalde  PENALTY GOALS: O'Gara
  DROPPED GOALS: DROPPED GOALS:
     
15 Christophe Dominici  Stade Français 15 Geordan Murphy  Leicester, England
14 Aurélien Rougerie Clermont 14 Shane Horgan  Leinster
13 Florian Fritz  Toulouse 13 Brian O'Driscoll (Capt.) (20) Leinster
12 David Marty Perpignan 12 Gordon D'Arcy  Leinster
11 Cédric Heymans  Toulouse 11 Tommy Bowe (22) Ulster
10 Frédéric Michalak (21) Toulouse 10 Roland O'Gara Munster
9 Jean-Baptiste Elissalde (20) Toulouse 9 Peter Stringer Munster
8 Julien Bonnaire  Bourgoin 8 Denis Leamy  Munster
7 Olivier Magne (19t) (19) London Irish, England 7 David Wallace  Munster
6 Yannick Nyanga (18) Toulouse 6 Simon Easterby  Llanelly, Wales
5 Jèrôme Thion  Biarritz 5 Paul O'Connell  Munster
4 Fabien Pelous (Capt.)  Toulouse 4 Malcolm O'Kelly (18) Leinster
3 Pieter de Villiers  Stade Français 3 John Hayes  Munster
2 Raphaël Ibañez (16) London Wasps, England 2 Jerry Flannery  Munster
1 Olivier Milloud (17) Bourgoin 1 Reggie Corrigan (17) Leinster
   
16 Sébastien Bruno (2) Sale, England 16 Rory Best  Ulster
17 Sylvain Marconnet (1) Stade Français 17 Simon Best (1) Ulster
18 Lionel Nallet (6) Castres 18 Donncha O'Callaghan (4) Munster
19 Rémy Martin (7t) (7) Stade Français 19 Johnny O'Connor London Wasps, England
20 Dimitri Yachvili (9) Biarritz 20 Eoin Reddan (13) London Wasps, England
21 Benjamin Boyet (10) Bourgoin 21 David Humphreys  Ulster
22 Ludovic Valbon  Brive 22 Andrew Trimble (11) Ulster
   
  COACH: Bernard Laporte COACH: Eddie O'Sullivan
               
MATCH NOTES
France led 43-3 at one stage before Ireland bounced back to come within a long whisker to win this remarkable game.
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