France have gotten another away win in round two of this years Guinness Six Nations when they beat Ireland on Sunday 15-13.
With the win they kept their Grad Slam hopes alive and moved to the top of the leaderboard as well.
It was a brilliant first half try by Charles Ollivon that saw the old French flair of old come to life at the Aviva Stadium. They got a second try in the second half through Damien Penaud which was crucial in the outcome of the match.
Ireland will be kicking themselves for not making more of the possession and territory they had in the first half which only gave them a 3-0 lead before Ollivon try.
The match maybe did not lived up to what was expected but France will take this away win and move on.
With the scores at 3-all and Le Roux send off with a yellow card for a trip the French showed why they such a dangerous outfit with brilliant handling to get Ollivon over for the try.
That gave the French a halftime lead of 10-3.
The French extended their lead with the try form Penaud when Dulin got passed Lowe to shift the ball out to Penaud
Ireland were able to hit straight back when they stole another French line out with the ball loose, Kelleher got the ball and got to the line for Ireland try.
Ireland kicked over a penalty from the boot of Byrne to reduce the lead yet again.
The final 10 minutes saw a desperate Irish side hammering away at the French but their defence was strong enough to hold them out and take the win.
|Ireland: (3) 13|
|Try: Kelleher Con: R Byrne Pen: Burns, R Byrne|
|France: (10) 15|
|Tries: Ollivon, Penaud Cons: Jalibert Pen: Jalibert|
|Feb 14, 2021||5:00 pm||2021 GUINNESS SIX NATIONS||2021 SIX NATIONS||90'|