Earls set to miss France clash

Ireland's Keith Earls could miss Saturday's Six Nations fixture against France after he suffered an injury against Wales over the weekend.

The winger featured in the 16-all draw at Aviva Stadium but came off the field with a concussion. Earls will have to prove his match fitness this week.

"I think Keith has probably suffered a concussion," Ireland coach Joe Schmidt told BBC.

"He will be considered to have had a concussive impact and that will certainly put him in doubt for next weekend."

Fly-half Johnny Sexton also suffered a big blow to the chest, but escaped without any lasting damage. 

"Johnny is sore without a doubt, but I was just talking to [Wales centre] Jonathan Davies in the corridor and he's sore too,” added Schmidt.

Ireland travel to the Stade de France in Paris to face les Bleus on Saturday.

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