Ireland continue their campaign with home games against Italy, Wales and Scotland before concluding the tournament on Friday, March 16, with a trip to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry for a match against England.
Ireland have only won three times in Paris in 40 years, but Brunel has installed Schmidt's side as favourites for the encounter. "We've got a few young guts pushing through that we've given opportunities to and James is obviously one of those".
The veteran handler plumped for teenage fly-half Matthieu Jalibert, a player to whom he handed a senior debut at Bordeaux-Begles less than five months ago before he was hired as France coach following the hurried sacking of Guy Noves in December.
"Remember a certain Michalak, for whom everything went very quickly", said Brunel.
Things didn't go perfectly during the summer tour game against the US but when the autumn rolled around, the Leinster back got another shot and impressed against South Africa and Fiji before a heavy tackle resulted in an arm broken in three places.
Replacement fly-half Anthony Belleau converted Thomas' try - and then missed a testing penalty shot at goal that could have secured France the victory.
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"I don't think he was really thinking about the history or the success of his drop goal attempts were, I think he just stepped up and seized the moment and he did it with absolute aplomb".
But when asked about the national team captain being seen at the trial, Schmidt said: "We are in no position to comment on that".
"I get that we have to err on the side of caution but that is clearly a manipulation of the rules". "We just were a little bit under-prepared in the two weeks leading up to it".
Ryan will earn his fifth cap at the Stade de France, partnering British and Irish Lions lock Iain Henderson. So I'd hope that it's not.
Jones, who is famed for his psychological banter, said: "I'm excited by our prospects, particularly as we have been written off". Nigel Owens, the referee, said he had to abide by the decision made by the match doctor.
However, lack of discipline continued to cost Brunel's side as yet another infraction gave Sexton the chance to restore Ireland's six-point advantage going into the break - one he grasped with both hands.