Ireland's last winning campaign started with a Johnny Sexton drop-goal deep into overtime at the Stade de France and Andrew Porter is eager to emulate that famous victory.

From there, under head coach Joe Schmidt, Ireland went on to complete just a third-ever Grand Slam.

Since then there have been slim pickings in terms of championship highs alongside a disappointing World Cup campaign in 2019.

Saturday’s comprehensive 29-7 win over Wales has set Andy Farrell’s side, who face France on Saturday, up for a tilt at the title and prop Porter wants a slice of the glory.

"It's a tough place to go but thinking back even to 2018 when we went over there and Johnny kicked that drop-goal when the clock was in the red, thinking back to those days, you want those days again," he said.

"We will be champing at the bit to go over to Paris.

"The message is that we're going to review this [Wales] game but we have to shift our focus quickly onto France because we know that watching them and their current form, how dangerous they are and the calibre of players they have."

Ireland have won their last eight games in a row as they go looking for what would be just a fourth victory over Les Bleus in Paris since the early 1970s.

"We're not looking at that nine in a row, you have to take everything as it comes," said the 26-year-old Leinster loosehead.

"They're an incredible team with the players they have but we're definitely more than capable to turn them over in their home patch.

"That's the nature of this competition.

"It's nearly knock-out rugby, it's like the semi-final or final in terms of getting maximum points. It's really important to build momentum and [beating Wales] was really good in that sense."

Porter, alongside hooker Ronán Kelleher and tighthead Tadhg Furlong, looks to be an automatic pick when fit under Farrell and the pack’s new found sense of freedom has been apparent.

Asked about their licence to play, the Dubliner, who won his 41st cap at the weekend, said: "It's the way the coaches have designed things in terms of our style of play.

"It helps each player bring the best of their abilities to the table and we're not confined to a strict playing style. It allows every player, not just in the pack, to express themselves and showcase all their ability.

"It's another level up from provincial rugby and a different style of play. It's about being adaptable and honing in on your skills in your passing game. Then obviously the set-piece as a forward really."

"From the autumn internationals, we set a good standard and that was our benchmark really so we have to keep improving on that.

"You can't stagnate, otherwise other teams are going to overtake you so it's something we have to keep trying to push week on week. It's about improving from this game too because bigger challenges lie ahead."

France are top of the Six Nations after round one following their 37-10 victory over Italy.

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