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<b>Paul O’Connell: </b> The captain will be disappointed with the result but can be reasonably happy with his own performance. He did well at line out time and carried strongly. 7/10

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Paul O'Connell admits Ireland's failings during their RBS 6 Nations opener against Wales offer a blueprint on how to lose to France.

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Ireland's RBS 6 Nations squad will reconvene tomorrow to prepare for a major character test - tackling tournament favourites France in Paris.

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Sam Warburton expressed his sympathy for Stephen Ferris last night as Paul O'Connell revealed his doubts about the late penalty which saw Wales win.

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Wales pile fresh misery on Ireland

Wales piled fresh misery on Ireland just four months after knocking them out of the World Cup by claiming a dramatic and controversial RBS 6 Nations victory.

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Keith Earls has been ruled out of Ireland's RBS 6 Nations opener against Wales for personal reasons, team manager Michael Kearney has announced this afternoon.

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