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Beyond the next game, beyond even this Six Nations and the prospect of an Irish grand slam, there is the World Cup. After Ireland’s extraordinary 32-19 victory over France, Johnny Sexton finally let slip that he’s been thinking about it, too, just the same as everyone else.
“If everything goes to plan, and we get through our group there is a chance we will play France again in the World Cup,” he said. “So it was good to get that off our back, in terms of beating them, as they were the only team we hadn’t beaten.” France had won the past three matches between them.
Written by Andy Bull at the Aviva Stadium
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