A question of what might have been for the French, but over what period of time? To lose a final against the host nation and outplay them over the course of the 80 minutes suggests that France almost got things right. As Greavsie used say, “It’s a funny old game”. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Marc Lievremont
Bastille Day Never falls in October
France triumphed over the All Blacks in Eden Park, Auckland by 19-24 for their first ever victory in New Zealand. Although they had played fixtures since 1906, France had never conquered the All Blacks on their turf until this auspicious day. Games against the All Blacks and South Africa were always referred to by French commentators as Fiasco aux Antipodes. Continue reading
Semi-Finals – Experience And The Fear Factor
Identify the pairs: Wales and Australia; New Zealand and Scotland; France and England; South Africa and New Zealand; France and New Zealand; Argentina and France. Continue reading
Match Report: Tonga 19 – 14 France
Tonga put a beating on France that wasn’t reflected in the final scoreline. Vincent Clerc dotted down in the last minute of the game to put a bit of a gloss on what was a horrific defeat for a French team utterly lacking in heart and direction. Continue reading
The Ballad of Marc Lievremont
The Mole enjoyed a very good article on ESPN Scrum.com by Ian Moriarty about Marc Lievremont and his appalling relationship with the media/his players/the French public. Continue reading
Lievremont Takes His Revenge
Marc Lievremont has crushed the rising at source, dropping noted dissident Damien Traille for the clash with Tonga.
A French Revolution?
Have the first blows of a revolution in the French camp been struck? Damien Traille, one of the elder statesmen in the French squad at 32 years old and with 85 test caps to his name, has openly expressed his anger and disappointment with Marc Lievremont in the wake of the heavy loss the French suffered at the hands of New Zealand. Continue reading