Béibhinn Parsons and the rest of the Ireland team are ready to go and preparing as normal for their Six Nations clash against France on Saturday despite uncertainty over the fixture.

The IRFU is in talks with the Government about an exemption for the France team after the country was added to the list for mandatory hotel quarantine, which takes effect from Thursday.

Currently there is no allowance for elite teams, a situation that would also impact on Leinster's trip to France to play La Rochelle in the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final in just under three weeks’ time.

"As players we have been really flexible and adaptable over the last 12 months and this week is no different," Parsons, who scored two tries in Ireland’s 45-0 win over Wales, told RTÉ Sport.

"As far as I know and as far as anyone knows we are playing France at the weekend and we’re working towards that goalpost so that’s as much as I know, and fingers crossed that’s way it stays."

Adam Griggs’ side had not played in six months due to coronavirus-related cancellations but burst out of the block in Cardiff, securing a bonus point within 20 minutes.

Galway-native Parsons insisted that the seven-try demolition job didn’t come as a surprise to the team.

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"Definitely not," said the 19-year-old winger.

"We had goals and aims for ourselves and if we didn’t beat Wales, we would have been devastated.

"We’ve had 20 [training] camps together; we’ve been able to bond and gel as a team, so we were like a kettle coming to the boil.

"We were raring to go after six months. It wasn’t a case of being rusty, it was more a case of being prepared.

"That’s down to competition within the squad. Our training has been Test-match intensity and we’ve been aiming for that. Our GPS stats – we've been trying to match Test-match stats or higher so because we have such competition and inter-team matches, I think we were like a well-oiled machine, we were ready to go."

France, who have a semi-professional squad, opened their campaign with a similarly comprehensive win over Wales, 53-0, on the opening weekend and Parson says they won’t allow their own win over the Welsh to go to their heads.

"France are a whole different beast," said the UCD student.

"They are really going to test us on set-piece, their back-three are world class. They will probably bring a lot more of a kicking game so we’re not getting ahead of ourselves.

"We’re happy with the win in Wales but we’ve a few things to rectify for France."

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