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Hello and welcome one and all to more coverage of the NatWest 6 Nations 2018. We have just witnessed an outstanding match in Cardiff where Wales completely destroyed Scotland 34-7. However, it's time for what I hope will be a closer match, France v Ireland.

I'm Ewan and I will be covering the whole match live for you. Don't expect a highly in depth match report as the only Rugby Union I watch is Six Nations, however I'll try to do my best. Also, I hope for a completely professional and unbiased match repo... who am I kidding, it's ByTheMin! Téigh Éireann! Téigh Éireann!

I don't know much about the individual players however here are the lineups in case you're wondering France: 15 Geoffrey Palis, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Remi Lamerat, 12 Henry Chavancy, 11 Virimi Vakatawa, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Maxime Machenaud, 1 Jefferson Poirot, 2 Guilhem Guirado (C), 3 Rabah Slimani, 4 Arthur Iturria, 5 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 7 Yacouba Camara, 8 Kevin Gourdon

French Replacements: 16 Adrien Pelissie, 17 Dany Priso, 18 Cedate Gomes Sa, 19 Paul Gabrillagues, 20 Marco Tauleigne, 21 Antoine Dupont, 22 Anthony Belleau, 23 Benjamin Fall.

Ireland: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray; 1 Cian Healy, 2 Rory Best (c), 3 Tadhg Furlong, 4 Iain Henderson, 5 James Ryan, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 7 Josh van der Flier, 8 CJ Stander.

Irish Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 John Ryan, 19 Devin Toner, 20 Dan Leavy, 21 Luke McGrath, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Fergus McFadden.

10 minutes to kick-off in the Stade de France.

The Players are now coming onto the pitch. This is set to be one amazing match, can Ireland match the expectations or can the French team clinch a home victory?

Amhrán na bhFiann, the Irish National Anthem plays.

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The actually sing Ireland's Call instead of the national anthem :)


Really? Interesting.

La Marseillaise (French National Anthem) now playing. The Crowd's singing giving more of an atmoshphere to it.