WATCH: The Cross-Field Kick & Brilliant Keith Earls Catch That Started It All

What balls.

Ireland have snatched victory at the death in Paris thanks to a monster drop-goal from 42 metres by Johnny Sexton.

It looked like Teddy Thomas had won it for for the French with a late try, but Ireland dug deep and come away with the win on the opening day of the tournament.

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Sexton’s effort came after 42 incredible phases and keeps Ireland’s hopes of a Grand Slam alive with three home games now to come, before a huge game with England at Twickenham.

One of the most important moments in that incredible run of phases had Irish fans hearts’ in their mouth as Sexton put a risky cross-field up for Keith Earls. Thankfully it was perfect, and the take from Earls was incredible.

Check it out below.