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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# d for decider

All time
# clear and present danger
'Nothing up Ireland's sleeve', but they have the tools to take France down
The Pool D decider is the biggest game of the World Cup weekend.
# dusautoir's company...
'Sexton? Leave him to Thierry': France determined not to look backwards before Pool D decider
The form of the last four years is no concern for captain Thierry Dusautoir.
# d for decider
'We plug guys in really well': O'Connell confident Earls can cope with Bastareaud
With a little help from his friends.
# payne game
'Tough to lose one of the family': Ireland squad feel for Payne but must move on instantly
Injury to the Ulster man made for a funereal atmosphere immediately after today’s Captain’s Run in Cardiff.
# operation beat france
Don’t let the big game pass you by: 2011 still hurts Stephen Ferris
The retired blindside could be among the Ireland ranks under different circumstances this weekend, and he knows the hurt they carry into this World Cup.
# pumped
'We're in for one of the biggest weeks of our lives, it's good to be involved' -- Peter O'Mahony
The blindside will be the key component of Ireland’s breakdown strategy against France.
# Opinion
5 talking points on Ireland's team for the massive RWC clash with France
Keith Earls has a man mountain of a task ahead of him.
# Team news
Earls a surprise pick at 13 for Ireland as Payne misses out on France clash
Here’s the Ireland side to face the French.
# Bad Blood
Sexton 'slow getting rid of the ball, I will hunt him,' says ex-Racing team-mate
Cheers, pal.