Another one to miss out as a result of injury picked up in that game is Peter Stringer whose damaged finger has forced him to withdraw from the side, his place taken by Isaac Boss.
Ireland:15 Girvan Dempsey, 14 Geordan Murphy, 13 Shane Horgan, 12 Gordon D'Arcy, 11 Denis Hickie, 10 Ronan O'Gara, 9 Isaac Boss; Marcus Horan, Rory Best, John Hayes; Donncha O'Callaghan, Paul O'Connell (captain); Simon Easterby, David Wallace, Denis Leamy. Replacements: 16 Jerry Flannery, 17 Simon Best, 18 Mick O'Driscoll, 19 Neil Best, 20 Eoin Reddan, 21 Paddy Wallace, 22 Andrew Trimble.
France: Clément Poitrenaud, Vincent Clerc, David Marty, Yannick Jauzion, Christophe Dominici, David Skréla, Pierre Mignoni; Sylvain Marconnet. Raphaël Ibañez (captain), Pieter de Villiers, Pascal Papé, Lionel Nallet, Serge Betsen, Imañol Harinordoquy, Sebastian Chabal. Replacements: 16 Yannick Bru, 17 Olivier Milloud, 18 Jérôme Thion, 19 Julien Bonnaire, 20 Dimitri Yachvili, 21 Lionel Beauxis, 22 Cédric Heymans.
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand), Malcolm Changleng (Scotland)
Television match official: Peter Allan (Scotland)