Leinster Rugby and Munster Rugby's European Rugby Champions Cup exploits have been rewarded by Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt, whose selection for the Six Nations Championship clash with France on Saturday is dominated by the two sides.
Brunel, who took over from Guy Noves after a poor November series, banked on Jalibert to instill some life into the French team, but the 19-year-old limped off the field after half an hour.
Les Bleus, who have not won in their last seven games, lost teenage sensation Matthieu Jalibert after the flyhalf suffered a knee injury in the first half.
Six Nations rugby officials plan to investigate the use of head injury assessment protocols to see if France benefited during their tournament-opening loss to Ireland. Thankfully it was flawless, and the take from Earls was incredible.
"The lads' legs were out and I don't think we could have gone another couple of phases so just got there in the end".
Following a penalty 22 minutes in awarded by Nigel Owens, Sexton only went and slotted it over again.
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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".
"It says a lot about the management and that we've got some good characters in the team because it looked like it might be deja vu".
Because I can't deal with the "Ja, that's what happens when you play an inexperienced flyhalf" comments if he doesn't...
Former Ireland skipper Brian O'Driscoll was among those who questioned the fairness of the decisions. Keith Earls will win his 64th cap on the wing while flanker Josh van der Flier fills the considerable vacuum left by the injured British and Irish Lions star Sean O'Brien.
Yes, a teenager, a 19-year-old, will start an worldwide match in one of the most competitive rugby competitions in the world against one of the tournament favourites.
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.