Ireland v France #JWC2014 Live Blog

Screen Shot 2014-06-02 at 2.49.40 AMIreland lose 19-13 #JWC2014

Enjoyed that first ever rugbyontv liveblog. Bit exhausted with it being int he middle of the night but will do another soon.

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Referee misses a foot up and France kick out to win the game. About the only thing he missed all game.

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Irish scrum 30m from their own line. Last play.

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Irish again get inside the 22 but knock on 8m out

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No drive. Frech linespeed is brilliant. Cleared from a turnover.

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Irish lineout 7m out

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another Irish penalty at the scrum pushes them to 35m out 6 mins

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Equally the Irish scrum has been stunning

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Not an exaggeration to say that the lineout has been the Irish achilles heel. 10 minutes left.

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Cynical penalty from France, could have been a yellow. Now back to 19-13

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still 18 minutes left 19-10 after French drop goal

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France get over but are held up. Really nice dick over the middle.

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Irish scrum dominates the French and win a penalty. Ross Byrne misses.

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56 mins gone and Ireland have a scrum 24m out on the left. Both sides making changes.

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Ireland play through the phases around the French 22 but eventually give away a penalty

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Irish scrum somehow loses the ball

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France collapse a driving maul

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Irish lineout still struggling but France again give a penalty away for taking the defender out

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Irish front row dominate the new French front row forcing the penalty

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France roll in a new front row on 46 mins

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Ireland come close to scoring only for the French to clear

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Ireland win penalty at lineout

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Stunning Irish scrum with both Irish props getting a nudge

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Second half started with some good French offense and solid Irish defense

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Will be an interesting second half. Ireland finding the most opportunities near the breakdown.

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Halftime France 16 Ireland 10 #JWC2014

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Ireland blitz France with superb inside attack leading to a try for Kelleher. Ross Byrne makes the conversion 16-10.

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France drop goal 16-3

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French get a soft penalty for taking the player out in the air

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French try directly from an crooked throw at the lineout . France opt for the lineout and score just outside the far post after a phase. 13-3

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Irish lineout still struggles.

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Massive game of kick tennis

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Give away another breakdown penalty which should have lead to an Irish lineout inside the 22 but they miss touch.

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French take Irish players out and give away penalty.

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Ireland have to sort out the lineout fast.

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Irish forwards finding some soft shoulders and win a penalty on their 10m. Irish lineout inside the French 10 now but the lineout has been very iffy so far and again they loose it, killing their momentum.

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France have had the majority of the territory in the first 20

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Jinxed the Irish ruck and they give away a penalty that gives the French a lineout just outside the Irish 22.

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Ireland seem to have an edge at the breakdown and France the edge in the open.

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French hands are superb leading to another attacking opportunity but Ireland force knock on. After some more French offense Ireland clear.

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Lots of French offloading leads to the French right wing clear to the line only for Irish full back Kelleher to stop him with an armless challenge. Penalty made 3-6 to France.

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Irish attack around French 10m goes nowhere

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Some great attacking play testing the Irish defense forcing two offsides by the Irish centers. Penalty good from 19m. 3-3

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Soft penalty to Ireland – converted from 44m by Ross Byrne

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Scrum Ireland inside French half

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Strong scrum by Ireland and they clear

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Close one for France, knock on – scrum 5 Ireland

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Game has kicked off

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Moment of silence for Ebongue Sipamio http://rugbyontv.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Screen-Shot-2014-06-02-at-1.34.39-AM-1024×524.png

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Ireland coach Mike Ruddock ahead of his side’s match with France: “Our boys are in good heart. Preparation has been very good and I have high hopes for them. Our Six Nations form showed we have potential and the second half in particular against France, the game we felt if we had slotted a penalty when the score was 13-13 the result could have gone our way.”

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Irish team – C Kelleher (Lansdowne/Leinster); C Gaffney (Galwegians/Leinster), G Ringrose (UCD/Leinster), D Goggin (Young Munster/Munster), I Fitzpatrick (Lansdowne/Leinster); R Byrne (UCD/Leinster), N McCarthy (UCD/Leinster); P Dooley (Lansdowne/Leinster), M Abbott (Cork Con’/ Munster), C Trenier (Terenure/Leinster), S Gardiner (Lansdowne /Leinster), R Molony (UCD/Leinster), P Timmins (UCD/Leinster), F Taggart (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), J O’Donoghue (Ul Bohs/Munster (capt)).
Replacements: D Donnellan (UCD/Leinster), D Coulson (Lansdowne/Leinster), R Burke (Cork Con/Munster), D Moloney (Cork Con/Munster), D Lee (Young Munster/Munster), R Foley (Cork Con /Munster), C McKeon (Lansdowne/Leinster), B Dardis (UCD/Leinster)

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12 minutes to kickoff and the big news out of Ireland is John Plumtree is to leave the squad after the Agentina tour – Press conference video http://youtu.be/l0gYGTjhukc

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