Johnny Sexton Is Back In The Irish Squad To Face France

Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland last year.
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

23 Feb 2017

Johnny Sexton appears to have won his battle to be fit to face France in the Six Nations.

He's been named at out-half for the game at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday.

Joe Schmidt has recalled him into the starting line-up despite his recent injury woes and the form of Paddy Jackson, who drops to the replacements bench.

Elsewhere, Jack McGrath is recalled into the starting line-up in place of Cian Healy, and Rob Kearney has also proved his fitness as he's named at full-back.

The team is as follows: