It was the day a superstar was born.
Brian O'Driscoll's breathtaking Six Nations hat-trick against France in 2000 helped Ireland to a first win in Paris in 28 years.
His exploits in that marvelous 27-25 victory will live long in the memory. History was made, and a stunning career would follow.
RTÉ Sport's Darren Frehill looked back on that match and spoke to O'Driscoll about his own memories of the day.
"We accomplished something Irish teams had struggled to do for the best part of three decades," he said.
"We were absolutely overwhelmed."
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