Kidney on Ireland's fly-half concerns

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.

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