Of all the bad news Ireland received in the first half, the most heartbreaking was the sight of Paul O'Connell being carted off the pitch at half-time.
O'Connell received a huge standing ovation as he was being stretchered off the pitch. There was little or no television footage of this. This is the best that's been seen thus far.
This is surely the last we have seen of Paul O'Connell in an Ireland jersey.
Très belle ovation du Millennium Stadium à la sortie de Paul O'Connell ! #RWC2015 #FRAIRL pic.twitter.com/q6pZ7k3rRK
— sudradio (@sudradio) October 11, 2015