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Saturday Feb 13, 2021

WATCH: All 41 phases leading up to Sexton's ICONIC 45-metre drop goal vs France

Three years have passed since Ireland legend Johnny Sexton scored one of the most dramatic drop goals in history to beat France in Paris in the opening round of the Six Nations.

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The veteran fly half struck a beautiful 45-metre drop goal with the final kick of the match to win it for Ireland after 41 gruelling phases from a 22-metre drop out five minutes earlier.

In the 77th minute the Irish were presented with one last roll of the dice after French fly half Anthony Belleau missed a fairly straightforward penalty which would have all but won it for the hosts at Stade de France.

With this lifeline Sexton marshalled Ireland up the pitch and after an incredible series of phases, struck one of the best drop goals of his life to secure a dramatic win for the visitors.

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