Anxious wait for Irish duo

Injury doubts over O'Gara and Trimble

Last Updated: 08/02/10 7:58am

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O'Gara: Fitness fears

O'Gara: Fitness fears

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Ireland are monitoring the fitness of Ronan O'Gara and Andrew Trimble ahead of their RBS Six Nations clash with France in Paris.

The duo both picked up injuries during the stuttering 29-11 victory over Italy on Saturday - with Trimble's thigh problem causing the Ireland medical staff the greater concern.

Fly-half O'Gara, who weighed in with 16 points at Croke Park against the Azzurri, has also suffered a leg injury and faces a crucial 24 hours.

However British and Irish Lions captain Paul O'Connell, who also picked up a knockj against Italy, is expected to be fit to resume training.

Stephen Ferris, Jonathan Sexton and Donncha O'Callaghan are also set to be passed fit ahead of the crunch tie against Less Bleus.

Coach Declan Kidney will announce his starting XV for the match on Tuesday.

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