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Will Burns and Henderson start? Tough selection calls are piling up as Farrell eyes elusive Six Nations result for Ireland

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Irish boss facing dilemmas in quest to land a signature triumph at last

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Billy Burns has been handed his first Six Nations start against France

Billy Burns has been handed his first Six Nations start against France

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Billy Burns has been handed his first Six Nations start against France

Who'd be an international rugby coach?

No sooner than the dust had settled on defeat to Wales - both a result and endgame which will have felt like the proverbial punch to the gut - did Andy Farrell have to turn his attention to the small matter of the most in-form team in Test rugby.

All things being equal, a resurgent France will think they should be heading to Dublin this weekend as Grand Slam champions or, at the very least, off the back of a first Championship since 2010.


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