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One Test cap for Ireland's first five-eighths to play France

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irishrugby.ie and James Mortimer     08 Mar 2013     Getty Images

An opening had been left in the match 23 for the starting and replacement out half positions due to Jackson suffering from a tight hamstring, but he came through both kicking and training sessions as expected and will start on Saturday.

The uncapped Ian Madigan earns his first call up to an international matchday squad as he is named among the replacements.

The replacement tight head slot has also been confirmed with the uncapped Munster prop Stephen Archer named on the bench.

The Ireland Team to play France on Saturday 9th March 2013 in Aviva Stadium, Dublin in the RBS 6 Nations Championship, K.O. 5:00 pm, is:

(Player/club/province/international caps):

15 - Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster/44)
14 - Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster/16)
13 - Brian O'Driscoll (UCD/Leinster/123)
12 - Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster/1)
11 - Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster/37)
10 - Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster/1)
9 - Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster/17)
1 - Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster/37)
2 - Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster/65)
3 - Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster/27)
4 - Mike McCarthy (Buccaneers/Connacht/8)
5 - Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster/26)
6 - Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster/12)
7 - Sean O'Brien (UCD/Leinster/25)
8 - Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster/55) Captain

Replacements:
16 - Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster/24)
17 - David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster/5)
18 - Stephen Archer (Cork Constitution/Munster/)*
19 - Donncha O'Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster/93)
20 - Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster/3)
21 - Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster/49)
22 - Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster)*
23 - Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock College /Leinster/24)