Ireland v France: Kearney ready for massive World Cup match

Ireland full-back Rob Kearney expects France to pose a much greater threat on Sunday than they did in the Six Nations in February, when Ireland ran out 18-11 victors in Dublin.

The nations will meet at the Millennium Stadium to decide who will top Rugby World Cup Pool D and potentially avoid a quarter-final against reigning champions New Zealand.

"We realise that France are a very different animal at Rugby World Cups - they are fitter, stronger and better conditioned. They look like a very different side to the one we faced six months ago."