Ferris fit for French clash

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Ferris fit for French clash

Ireland flank Stephen Ferris will start against France after passing a late fitness test on Thursday.

Ferris missed Ireland’s win over Italy with a knee injury but has returned to displace Kevin McLaughlin, who drops out of the match-day 22.

Ireland – 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Tommy Bowe, 13 Brian O’Driscoll, 12 Gordon D’Arcy, 11 Keith Earls, 10 Ronan O’Gara, 9 Tomas O’Leary, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 David Wallace, 6 Stephen Ferris, 5 Paul O’Connell, 4 Leo Cullen, 3 John Hayes, 2 Jerry Flannery, 1 Cian Healy
Subs: 16 Rory Best, 17 Tom Court, 18 Donnacha Ryan, 19 Sean O’Brien, 20 Eoin Reddan, 21 Jonathan Sexton, 22 Paddy Wallace.