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Stock rising for Six Nations debut


By Staff Reporter

Ulster's rising star Jacob Stockdale is ready for the next step in his already impressive career as he prepares to make his Six Nations bow against France in Paris tomorrow (4.45pm kick-off).

The winger already has four Ireland tries in only four caps but is set for his first taste of the Championship when Joe Schmidt's men kick off their 2018 campaign in the Stade de France.

The 21-year-old will be joined by his Ulster team-mates Rory Best and Iain Henderson, and will not be the only man in green getting his first taste of the famous old Championship with James Ryan and Bundee Aki also having earned call-ups.

Meanwhile, France, under Jacques Brunel for the first time, have put their faith in Bordeaux's 19-year-old fly-half Matthieu Jalibert.

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