Ireland’s captain sustained hamstring injury during training on Wednesday; Joey Carbery will start at fly-half with James Ryan set to lead the side; France hand a first Six Nations start to centre Yoram Moefana; the match in Paris has a 4.45pm kick-off on Saturday
Last Updated: 10/02/22 11:37pm
Ireland’s captain is not fit to face France this weekend due to a hamstring strain
Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of Ireland’s Six Nations match against France due to a hamstring strain; James Ryan will lead the side in Paris.
Head coach Andy Farrell was expected to name an unchanged starting XV for the visit to Paris before their influential fly-half sustained an injury in training.Joey Carbery will now start in the 10 jersey alongside scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park, and it will be Carbery’s first Six Nations start. Connacht’s Jack Carty will provide fly-half cover on the bench. Ireland’s centre partnership of Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose will continue together in midfield. Tadhg Beirne joins Ryan inside the engine room at lock with Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier and Jack Conan coming together in the back row. Andrew Porter, Ronan Kelleher and Tadhg Furlong join forces in the front row. Ireland 2022 Six Nations fixtures Saturday, February 5 29-7 win over Wales (H) Saturday February 12 France (A) 4.45pm …