A non-stop game between France and Ireland has finished with a home team win.

Both sides were relentless in their pursuit of victory but it was France with the edge winning 30-24.

Despite the loss, it’s not all bad news for Ireland with some sparkling performances and a never-say die attitude. Here’s what the experts had to say.


France v Ireland: Expert analysis and reaction

Brian O'Driscoll was positive about the heart his team showed to get back into the game before france closed them down.

After the game, Ireland coach Andy Farrell said, "10 points down after six minutes certainly wasn't in the script" but praised his team for "the character, the guts, the fitness levels, the want, to go out and play and get back in the game."


Six Nations results table

With France now sitting pretty at the top of the table, England and Italy will need to pull out all the stops to make a comeback from this one.

Despite losing to Wales today, Scotland still appear above Wales thanks to a bonus point.

Ireland are currently in second.

Completing the Round 2 Six Nations games, England will go head-to-head with Italy on Sunday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Kick-off is at 3pm. You can watch the game live on ITV or listen live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.