Ireland 5-1 Korea

Michael Watt
Santander player Michael Watt was on target twice in the Paris win

Geoff McCabe and Michael Watt bagged doubles as Ireland made an impressive start in the 5 Nations tournament in Paris on Tuesday.

McCabe netted twice in the opeing six minutes to put the Irish in control and Michael Watt made it 3-0 on 32 minutes.

Andy McConnell added the fourth a minute later before Korea, ranked sixth in the world, pulled one back early in the second half.

Watt sealed a comfortable win with a fine finish after 55 minutes.

Ireland face a tougher test on Wednesday with Australia their opponents.