Kidney on Ireland's fly-half concerns
- From the section Rugby Union
Ireland coach Declan Kidney reveals that Jonathan Sexton will not be risked for Saturday's clash with France and that Paddy Jackson is also a fitness concern.
With Jackson having a tight hamstring, Kidney has opted to leave a vacancy at fly-half with Leinster's Ian Madigan also in contention to be handed the number 10 jersey for the Aviva Stadium clash.
With Ulster's Craig Gilroy ruled out by a groin injury, Leinster utility back Fergus McFadden is named at wing while Cian Healy and Mike McCarthy replace Tom Court and Donncha O'Callaghan in the pack.