France vs Ireland 2022: rugby Six Nations team lineups, date, kick off time, TV channel and latest match odds

Rugby’s Greatest Championship continues this Saturday and the two title favourites will go head-to-head in Paris after winning their opening matches.

The 2022 Six Nations Championship continues this weekend and Round Two sees title favourites France take on their most likely challengers Ireland.

Both sides won their Round One matches in convincing style and with bonus points as Ireland were 29-7 victors over Wales in Dublin and France hammered Italy 37-10 in Paris.

Their meeting is the second of three second round fixtures this weekend with Wales hosting Scotland in the opener and England heading to Rome to face Italy on Saturday.

Here is everything you need to know about how to watch the match, when and where it kicks off and how the teams will line-up:

France v Ireland Six Nations 2022 date and kick off time

Ireland's Ronan Kelleher (L) is congratulated by Ireland's Tadhg Furlong (C) after scoring a try during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, on February 14, 2021

France v Ireland is the second match in Round Two of the 2022 Six Nations and kicks off at 16:45 UK time on Saturday, February 12.

The Stade de France in Saint-Denis (Paris), which hosts all of France’s home rugby internationals, will be the venue for the fixture.

France were 35-27 winners when the sides met in Paris in 2020 and also got the better of Ireland in Dublin at last year’s Six NAtions when they won 15-13.

France v Wales Six Nations 2022 team news

Both teams have already been named ahead of their 2022 Six Nations opener.

France make just two changes to their starting XV from the one that beat Italy in Week One with Yoram Moefana replacing Jonathan Danty at inside-centre and François Cros taking the place of Anthony Jelonch at blindside flanker.

Starting XV: Melvyn Jaminet; Damian Penaud, Gael Fickou, Jonathan Danty, Gabin Villière; Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, Uini Atonio, Cameron Woki, Paul Willemse, Anthony Jelonch, Dylan Cretin, Gregory Alldritt.

Replacements: Peato Mauvaka, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Demba Bamba, Romain Taofifénua, François Cros, Maxime Lucu, Yoram Moefana, Thomas Ramos.

Ireland have made just one change to the starting Xv that beat Wales but it is a big one with captain and influential fly-half Jonny Sexton out with a hamstring injury.

Munster’s Joe Carbery is the man who comes in at 10 to try and replace Sexton’s 102 test match caps worth of experience.

Starting XV: Hugo Keenan; Andrew Conway, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, Mack Hansen; Joey Carbery, Jamison Gibson Park; Andrew Porter, Ronan Kelleher, Tadhg Furlong; Tadhg Beirne, James Ryan; Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.

Replacements: Dan Sheehan, Cian Healy, Finlay Bealham, Iain Henderson, Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray, Jack Carty, Robbie Henshaw.

What channel is France v Ireland on? How to watch Six Nations 2022 and live stream

UK viewers can watch the game live on ITV from 16:00 which is 45 minutes before the match kicks off.

The match can also be streamed live on the ITV Hub.

In the Republic of Ireland, the game will be live on Virgin Media with coverage also beginning at 16:00.

France v Ireland Six Nations 2022 - latest match odds

France are favourites to win the game at 4/9 while Ireland are the outsiders at 9/5 and the draw is 19/1.

Ahead of the two current title favourites going head-to-head, and the other action this weekend, the tournament outright betting sees France at 5/4 to win the 2022 Six Nations and Ireland at 9/5.

For the Grand Slam the odds are: No Grand Slam 4/6, France 5/2, Ireland 5/1, Scotland 14/1.

*All odds via Paddy Power and correct at the time of publication.

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