France vs Ireland live stream: How to watch Six Nations online and on TV today

Johnny Sexton captains France in their Six Nations showdown with France (Reuters)Johnny Sexton captains France in their Six Nations showdown with France (Reuters)
Johnny Sexton captains France in their Six Nations showdown with France (Reuters)
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Ireland go into their Six Nations decider against France knowing that their destiny is in their own hands, but face the tough ask of recording a bonus-point victory in Paris if they are to guarantee themselves the Championship bragging rights.” data-reactid=”17″>Ireland go into their Six Nations decider against France knowing that their destiny is in their own hands, but face the tough ask of recording a bonus-point victory in Paris if they are to guarantee themselves the Championship bragging rights.

Andy Farrell’s side sit on top of the Six Nations table heading into the delayed final round of fixtures with three wins from four, but they are fully aware that they sit exposed if they cannot find a way to score four tries against Les Bleus.

Should France pull off a home victory, they will put themselves in the frame to claim the title, although that depends on what England can do in Rome as they take on Italy in the match before the Paris decider on ‘Super Saturday’.

Ireland are at least aware that defeat is not an option, and if they cannot find a way to run in four tries, they must hope for either an upset in Rome or for England to fail to gain a bonus point themselves. They do at least hold a 23-point advantage over Eddie Jones’s side in points difference, which could come in handy.

Ireland did themselves a favour by thrashing Italy 50-17 last weekend, but it all comes down to the final day of the championship as they look to regain the title they relinquished last year.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Here’s everything you need to know about the match.” data-reactid=”26″>Here’s everything you need to know about the match.

When is it?

France vs Ireland takes place on Saturday 31 October.

What time does it start?

The match kicks off at 8:10pm GMT (9:10pm CET).

How can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BBC Two from 7:30pm, and will switch to BBC One at 9pm.

Can I watch it online?

Yes. The game will be shown live on the BBC Sport website and app.

Team news

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="France: Anthony Bouthier; Vincent Rattez, Virimi Vakatawa, Arthur Vincent, Gael Fickou; Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Cyril Baille; Julien Marchand, Mohamed Haouas; Bernard Le Roux, Paul Willemse; Francois Cros, Charles Ollivon, Gregory Alldritt.” data-reactid=”36″>France: Anthony Bouthier; Vincent Rattez, Virimi Vakatawa, Arthur Vincent, Gael Fickou; Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Cyril Baille; Julien Marchand, Mohamed Haouas; Bernard Le Roux, Paul Willemse; Francois Cros, Charles Ollivon, Gregory Alldritt.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Replacements: Camille Chat, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Baptiste Serin, Arthur Retiere, Thomas Ramos.” data-reactid=”37″>Replacements: Camille Chat, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Baptiste Serin, Arthur Retiere, Thomas Ramos.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Ireland: Jacob Stockdale; Andrew Conway, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Hugo Keenan; Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Andrew Porter; Tadhg Beirne, James Ryan; Caelan Doris, Will Connors, CJ Stander.” data-reactid=”38″>Ireland: Jacob Stockdale; Andrew Conway, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Hugo Keenan; Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Andrew Porter; Tadhg Beirne, James Ryan; Caelan Doris, Will Connors, CJ Stander.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Replacements: Dave Heffernan, Ed Byrne, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane, Peter O’Mahony, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ross Byrne, Chris Farrell.” data-reactid=”39″>Replacements: Dave Heffernan, Ed Byrne, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane, Peter O’Mahony, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ross Byrne, Chris Farrell.

Form

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Ireland: WWLWW” data-reactid=”42″>Ireland: WWLWW

Odds

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="France to win: 8/15″ data-reactid=”44″>France to win: 8/15

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Scotland to win: 6/4″ data-reactid=”45″>Scotland to win: 6/4

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Draw: 22/1″ data-reactid=”46″>Draw: 22/1

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