Stephen Ferris backs Ireland to beat France in Paris

Stephen Ferris believes Ireland can build on Sunday's Six Nations draw with Wales and beat France in Paris on Sunday.

The former Ulster, Ireland and Lions flanker, who was capped 35 times for Ireland, felt the 16-16 draw with Wales in the Aviva Stadium was a fair result.

Although he accepted it will be hard for the team to win an unprecedented Six Nations championship in a row, he claimed Joe Schmidt's side are still realistic contenders.