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Ireland must go to war to beat lethal French, says Best

By Jonathan Bradley

Determined Ireland skipper Rory Best has warned that his side face a make or break tussle with a "lethal" French team in the Aviva Stadium this evening (4.50pm kick-off).

Both have lost already in this Six Nations and one side's Championship ambitions will end in Dublin. Ulsterman Best (left), back in the side after missing the Italy win through illness, has demanded a top performance.

"They are very dangerous, he said. "They are going to be a real threat. It's obviously massive for both teams. There's the context of the Championship itself but (it's) for us to make sure that we don't ever let that first half in Scotland happen again."

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