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#France

# france - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

From The42 Breakdown entry points a key work-on before grand pool finale against France — Cronin Work The Angle

Breakdown entry points a key work-on before grand pool finale against France — Cronin

The hooker wants his team-mates to get down and dirty in the ruck.

From The42 Reactions to poor performances have defined Joe Schmidt’s time in charge of Ireland Bouncebackability

Reactions to poor performances have defined Joe Schmidt’s time in charge of Ireland

Sunday’s unimpressive win over Italy was among the worst days under the Kiwi coach, but the four points are in the bag and destiny is in Ireland’s hands.

From The42 France are so bullish about beating Ireland they’ve descended to sarcasm Bleuwatch

France are so bullish about beating Ireland they’ve descended to sarcasm

It’s game week and we’re pretty sure which France is going to turn up: World Cup France.

# france - Monday 5 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Shirts ripped off the backs of Air France executives France

Shirts ripped off the backs of Air France executives

Air France workers were protesting the announcement of 2,900 job losses.

From The42 Peter Stringer: England’s pool stage elimination puts Italy performance into perspective Perspective

Peter Stringer: England’s pool stage elimination puts Italy performance into perspective

Our columnist Peter Stringer says despite the performance, it’s job done so far.

# france - Sunday 4 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This huge Nazi flag caused consternation in Nice Not Nice Nazis

This huge Nazi flag caused consternation in Nice

“It is distressing, it sends shivers down your spine.”

From TheJournal.ie At least seventeen people have died as the south of France reels from devastating storms Flooding

At least seventeen people have died as the south of France reels from devastating storms

President Francois Hollande has visited the site of the storms today on the French riviera.

# france - Saturday 3 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Train evacuated over bag of smelly meat France

Train evacuated over bag of smelly meat

The incident saw 250 people evacuated from the train.

From TheJournal.ie Channel Tunnel closed as migrants occupy complex Suspended

Channel Tunnel closed as migrants occupy complex

The cross-channel rail line has been a repeat target for migrants attempting to reach Britain.

# france - Friday 2 October, 2015

Cheeky Canadian attempts to eavesdrop on French huddle

Jamie Cudmore almost got away with it too.

# france - Thursday 1 October, 2015

From The42 France pull away late on, but were given a real scare by Canada this evening Enthralling

France pull away late on, but were given a real scare by Canada this evening

France pulled away late on, but never looked convincing.

From The42 Analysis: Castrogiovanni is the man Ireland must target to dominate scrum battle Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Castrogiovanni is the man Ireland must target to dominate scrum battle

Martin Castrogiovanni is the weak link that Ireland can target.

# france - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

From The42 ‘Next time I’m upset, we’ll go under the showers’: France coach won’t be holding his temper Steaming This post contains videos

‘Next time I’m upset, we’ll go under the showers’: France coach won’t be holding his temper

PSA has also made an interesting selection in his back three that may help counter-act Ireland’s Garryowens.

# france - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

From The42 Bastareaud happy with the hymn sheet: Winning ugly is the new French flair Bleuwatch

Bastareaud happy with the hymn sheet: Winning ugly is the new French flair

Here’s our weekly attempt to figure out which French team is going to show up.

France have brought back the big guns for Thursday’s meeting with Canada

Louis Picamoles is rested, but France look close to being full-strength

# france - Sunday 27 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie France launches air strikes targeting Islamic State Syria

France launches air strikes targeting Islamic State

Western powers are ramping up efforts against the terrorist organisation.

# france - Friday 25 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Outrage after animal rights group steals puppy from homeless man Paris

WATCH: Outrage after animal rights group steals puppy from homeless man

The activists have defended their actions, and claimed the dog was being mistreated.

From The42 Chris Henry: ‘You have to prepare for getting smashed and do some damage yourself’ Staking A Claim

Chris Henry: ‘You have to prepare for getting smashed and do some damage yourself’

Ulster star will line out at openside flanker for Ireland against Romania on Sunday.

# france - Thursday 24 September, 2015

From The42 Romania’s late consolation try celebrations were incredibly joyful last night Pool D This post contains videos

Romania’s late consolation try celebrations were incredibly joyful last night

Awww, would ya look at their happy wee faces!

# france - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

From The42 France earn bonus point win against dogged Romania Les Bleus

France earn bonus point win against dogged Romania

The French made it two wins from two in tonight’s Pool D encounter.

# france - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

From The42 Saint-André unleashes his inner Mourinho as France find no comfort in Croydon Bleu Is The Colour

Saint-André unleashes his inner Mourinho as France find no comfort in Croydon

Each Tuesday, we go on Bleuwatch to try and figure out which French team is going to show up on 11 October.

# france - Monday 21 September, 2015

From The42 Wales and France have made some inexperienced call-ups after their injury problems The Replacements

Wales and France have made some inexperienced call-ups after their injury problems

Tyler Morgan and Remy Grosso have just one cap between them.

From The42 Just the 13 changes for France ahead of Romania game Plus ça Change

Just the 13 changes for France ahead of Romania game

Louis Picamoles and Noah Nakataici are the only two survivors from the win over Italy.

# france - Thursday 17 September, 2015

From The42 This is the north: how will the European sides fare at the Rugby World Cup? Northsiders

This is the north: how will the European sides fare at the Rugby World Cup?

Ireland are the only Home Nations side to have never progressed beyond the World Cup quarter-finals.

From The42 Parisse and Fofana miss out as Ireland’s pool rivals go head-to-head Pool D

Parisse and Fofana miss out as Ireland’s pool rivals go head-to-head

These are pretty close to the teams Ireland will expect to face a few weeks down the line.

# france - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Seven killed after being swept away by avalanche in French Alps Alps Tragedy

Seven killed after being swept away by avalanche in French Alps

Rescuers are continuing to search to make sure there are no other victims.

# france - Monday 14 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Topless protesters pulled from stage at Muslim religious conference Paris

Topless protesters pulled from stage at Muslim religious conference

The women are part of activist group Femen and were protesting radical speakers at the conference.

# france - Friday 11 September, 2015

From The42 French reports say ex-Ireland coach O’Sullivan is close to Biarritz exit Unhappy Camp

French reports say ex-Ireland coach O’Sullivan is close to Biarritz exit

It’s believed the Irishman did not travel with the squad for this evening’s Pro D2 fixture.

# france - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

From The42 These South African pundits are backing ‘very young man’ Johnny Sexton to guide Ireland all the way to the semis Flattery This post contains videos

These South African pundits are backing ‘very young man’ Johnny Sexton to guide Ireland all the way to the semis

Aw, shucks. We bet you call all 10s ‘the best in the world’.

From TheJournal.ie Dad accused of killing son by putting him in washing machine Toddler

Dad accused of killing son by putting him in washing machine

The father claims he has no memory of the crime.

# france - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Identical twin admits to rapes his brother was imprisoned for France

Identical twin admits to rapes his brother was imprisoned for

Yoan Gomis confessed to his crimes after his twin brother Elvin had been wrongly imprisoned for ten months.

# france - Monday 7 September, 2015

From The42 Clermont are in no danger of losing their attacking edge Cavalier This post contains videos

Clermont are in no danger of losing their attacking edge

Last year’s beaten European finalists are anything but dull.

From TheJournal.ie The ‘Queen’s Vagina’ has been vandalised again Anti-Semitism

The ‘Queen’s Vagina’ has been vandalised again

The graffiti has been condemned as “hateful”.

From Business ETC Thought Ireland loved Penneys? The fashion-conscious French are lapping it up Ooh La La

Thought Ireland loved Penneys? The fashion-conscious French are lapping it up

The country has been a fertile feeding ground for the budget clothing chain.

# france - Sunday 6 September, 2015

From The42 Watch: Valbuena’s superb free-kick earns France a win in Portugal Pick That Out

Watch: Valbuena’s superb free-kick earns France a win in Portugal

It extends France’s winning streak over Portugal to 10 straight victories.

# france - Friday 4 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Trucks, vans and cars: Irish aid convoy to help migrants prepares to set sail Refugees

Trucks, vans and cars: Irish aid convoy to help migrants prepares to set sail

“I suppose I couldn’t just sit back and not do anything.”

# france - Thursday 3 September, 2015

From The42 Dusautoir returns from injury as France count down to big World Cup opener Bleuwatch

Dusautoir returns from injury as France count down to big World Cup opener

“This team could very well be like the one that will take on Italy,” says PSA.

# france - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Passengers told to listen for ‘walking on roof’ as migrants cause Channel Tunnel chaos Stranded

Passengers told to listen for ‘walking on roof’ as migrants cause Channel Tunnel chaos

“Intruders” were reported on the tracks a Eurostar official said.

# france - Saturday 29 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Thieves dressed as Gulf tourists used chisels to steal hotel safes Stethoscopes And Chisels

Thieves dressed as Gulf tourists used chisels to steal hotel safes

Two men have been arrested in France.

# france - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial ‘gadget allergy’ Benefits Of The Doubt

French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial ‘gadget allergy’

Marine Richard has a condition known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.