Eire centre Garry Ringrose has dismissed strategies subsequent weekend’s mouthwatering Guinness Six Nations showdown with France might be a Grand Slam decider.
Andy Farrell’s males finally needed to accept second spot within the 2022 championship as a round-two defeat by the all-conquering French in Paris proved pivotal.
The 2 nations meet on the similar stage on this 12 months’s competitors, with the Irish having underlined their standing because the world’s top-ranked facet by impressively blowing away Wales on the opening weekend earlier than Fabien Galthie’s defending champions scraped previous Italy.
Discuss of the title is more likely to dominate the build-up to the Dublin fixture however Ringrose doesn’t consider the victors are assured to go on and full a match clear sweep.
“I don’t assume so, no,” mentioned the 28-year-old. “In my expertise of Six Nations, everybody has the flexibility to beat everybody. Everyone seems to be weak to dropping to everybody.
“(We’ll take it) one week at a time, increase our recreation in opposition to a crew that we misplaced to final 12 months in Paris and the 12 months earlier than within the Aviva (Stadium). That would be the focus.”
France are the one main nation but to undergo defeat in opposition to Eire in the course of the Farrell period.
February 4: Wales 10-34 IRELAND
February 11: IRELAND v France
February 25: Italy v IRELAND
March 12: Scotland v IRELAND
March 18: IRELAND v England
Les Bleus have twice overwhelmed the Irish at Stade de France in that point – 35-27 in 2020 and 30-24 final 12 months – along with being the only visiting facet to win on the Aviva Stadium because the final World Cup, a 15-13 success in 2021.
Eire’s 34-10 victory over Wales on Saturday was constructed on a fast begin which included three tries within the opening 20 minutes.
The Irish have been on the receiving finish of a blistering starting throughout final 12 months’s essential loss within the French capital as Antoine Dupont crossed inside two minutes.
Ringrose is decided to keep away from a way of deja vu.
“Reflecting on the beginning of the sport final 12 months, they began unbelievably effectively with the short line-out, I believe it was Dupont,” mentioned Leinster participant Ringrose.
“They only caught us on the hop. They broke us on the counter-attack.
“The beginning for us (subsequent week) could be large to carry them out with the menace they pose, just about from anyplace, damaged play or set-piece that they’ve up entrance with their forwards.
“We must be actually dialled on to not allow them to by way of us with their energy recreation, in addition to having the ability to defend the intense attempt scorers that they’ve on the sting out vast.”