By 5-3 France beat Ireland at Landsdowne Park, Dublin.
Lansdowne Park, Dublin, Ireland.
SV. Ireland takes field. SV. Crowd. CU. Irish President Sean O'Kelly and French Secretary of State André Monet. GV. Ireland kick off. SV. Crowd. SV. Tony O'Reilly running with ball, he is collared, ball runs loose until it is dribbled into touch. LV. Line out. Maul until O'Meara finds Tector. Tector kicks and finds touch. CU. Mr Felixe and wife (French Ambassador) GV. France attacking. Maurice Prat forcing a break through. Ball out to Baulon. SCU. Baulon to Domenech, who bursts through to touch down. SV. Crowd. LV. Vannier converting. CU. President O'Kelly chatting with Monet. SV. Pedlow running with a clear run up the wing until French defenders cut him off. SV. Huge crowd rising to watch move which is stopped short of the line. Half time, Ireland 0, France 5. CU. Prime Minister Costello and his son. LV. Second half. Maul in centre of field. SV. Crowd. SV. Martine, French fly half, going off with injured arm. SV. O'Connell goes off with injured ankle. SV. Crowd. LV. Noel Henderson kicking a penalty goal. Crowd dance. SV. Crowd. Score, Ireland 3. France 5. SV. Ireland attacking. Pedlow running with ball. A Frenchman pushes him into touch. SV. Crowd. SV. Irishmen still attacking (nearly snatch victory). LV. O'Reilly running with ball to Jim McCarthy. He is charged into touch just short of line. Final score of rugby match between France and Ireland is 5-3 for France.