The Ballad of Marc Lievremont

The sorry end to a career of great service to French rugby

The Mole enjoyed a very good article on ESPN by Ian Moriarty about Marc Lievremont  and his appalling relationship with the media/his players/the French public. Continue reading

A French Revolution?

Damien Traille looses his musket in the direction of Marc Lievremont

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

The Team That Never Travelled: Part Five, Inside Centre

Plenty of quality centres are missing from the World Cup. Some are the victims of well-stacked strength in their position, some have suffered due to their age profile, and others have been left behind because their coach is bonkers. Continue reading