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France force draw but wooden spoon still looms

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France came from 13-3 down to grab a 13-13 draw with Ireland here at Lansdowne Road on Saturday but it still leaves them needing to win next weekend to avoid their first wooden spoon in the Five/Six Nations since 1957. 

France's N8 Louis Picamoles is tackled by Ireland's scrum half Conor Murray (R) during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Ireland and France at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on March 9, 2013. A late try from Picamoles helped earn France their first point of this Six Nations tournament as they drew 13-13 with Ireland at Lansdowne Road.

Ireland looked comfortable for an hour - a Jamie Heaslip try and eight points from Paddy Jackson giving them a deserved lead - but a late try by Louis Picamoles converted by a largely misfiring Frederic Michalak drew France level.

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