James Lowe denied by the narrowest of agonising replays 1 month ago

James Lowe denied by the narrowest of agonising replays

So close for Lowe, but great defence from Gael Fickou.

James Lowe was denied his second Ireland try by the tightest of Television Match Official calls.

Ireland were leading 3-0 against Les Bleus when they visitors went down to 14 men for 10 minutes. Bernard La Roux was adjudged to have deliberately tripped Keith Earls and was yellow carded.

Ireland looked like they would immediately make the advantage count when Hugo Keenan passed to Lowe out on the left wing. However, a smart bit of defence from Fickou saw the try call go upstairs to the TMO.

After multiple replays, the decision was made that Fickou had dragged Lowe's foot into touch just before he dotted down.

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