Sexton kicks Ireland past France

Ireland remain unbeaten in this year's Six Nations after a gritty 18-11 win over a disappointing France in Dublin.

Man-of-the-match Jonathan Sexton, who had been out for three months with concussion, kicked four first-half penalties as Ireland led 12-6.

Camille Lopez had landed two penalties for France, but kicks from Sexton and Ian Madigan saw Ireland edge clear.

And although French lock Romain Taofifenua scored the only try of the match after 70 minutes Ireland held on.

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