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#Sacre Bleu

From The42 Bastareaud retiring from international rugby after World Cup omission Sacre Bleu

Bastareaud retiring from international rugby after World Cup omission

The French centre made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon.

From The42 Laporte reveals Schmidt as top target before French club referendum Sacre Bleu

Laporte reveals Schmidt as top target before French club referendum

The Kiwi was the FFR’s number one choice to succeed Jacques Brunel, the president has said.

From The42 Ireland fight all the way but are no match for France in front of record crowd Sacre Bleu

Ireland fight all the way but are no match for France in front of record crowd

Adam Griggs’ side were on the end of another heavy defeat at Donnybrook, as they continue to struggle in this Six Nations.

From The42 France squander 16-point half-time lead to suffer Six Nations defeat to Wales Sacre Bleu

France squander 16-point half-time lead to suffer Six Nations defeat to Wales

The Welsh emerged victorious after an extraordinary second-half this evening at Stade de France.

From The42 Nasri 'didn't know the rules' when committing anti-doping violation Sacre Bleu

Nasri 'didn't know the rules' when committing anti-doping violation

‘Can I promise that I have never doped? Yes, I have handed over the files…’

From The42 Marseille boss furious over 'unacceptable' defeat to fourth-tier minnows Sacre Bleu

Marseille boss furious over 'unacceptable' defeat to fourth-tier minnows

They’ll be dancing on the streets of Andrezieux.

From TheJournal.ie Tour de France trophy stolen from Birmingham NEC Gone

Tour de France trophy stolen from Birmingham NEC

The trophy had been left unattended during the clean-up after the event.

From The42 French World Cup winner blasts 'barbaric' Neymar for 'spitting on PSG' Sacre Bleu

French World Cup winner blasts 'barbaric' Neymar for 'spitting on PSG'

“If we think that PSG can win the Champions League with attitudes like this, we’re having a laugh.”

From TheJournal.ie Paris metro fines pregnant woman for walking wrong way Sacre Bleu

Paris metro fines pregnant woman for walking wrong way

The Paris metro operator RATP stood by the penalty.

From The42 France drop Teddy Thomas and a host of players for 'inappropriate behaviour' Sacre Bleu

France drop Teddy Thomas and a host of players for 'inappropriate behaviour'

Jacques Brunel has punished some of his squad for going out in Edinburgh.

From The42 In-form Anthony Martial omitted from France squad for upcoming qualifiers Sacre Bleu

In-form Anthony Martial omitted from France squad for upcoming qualifiers

Didier Deschamps has instead opted for former Newcastle flop Florian Thauvin.

From The42 Champions Clermont Auvergne hit with 7-try trouncing by La Rochelle Sacre Bleu

Champions Clermont Auvergne hit with 7-try trouncing by La Rochelle

Meanwhile, former Ulster favourite Ruan Pienaar chipped in with 17 points for Montpellier against Castres.

From The42 Unbelievable scenes as Amiens seal first Ligue 1 promotion with 96th-minute winner Sacre Bleu This post contains videos

Unbelievable scenes as Amiens seal first Ligue 1 promotion with 96th-minute winner

They went from finishing sixth to second with one kick of a ball.

From The42 Injury-hit Leicester bring in French centre Mermoz from Toulon Sacre Bleu

Injury-hit Leicester bring in French centre Mermoz from Toulon

The 30-year-old will provide cover for Manu Tuilagi and Matt Toomua.

Some legend is running the Dublin Marathon dressed as the Eiffel Tower

Because running a marathon isn’t hard enough, eh?

From The42 Nakaitaci bags a hat-trick as Top 14 champions Racing suffer 37-point trouncing against Clermont Sacre Bleu

Nakaitaci bags a hat-trick as Top 14 champions Racing suffer 37-point trouncing against Clermont

There were tries aplenty as Clermont exacted a measure of revenge.

From The42 Bordeaux-Begles aren't a bit happy with Adam Ashley-Cooper's inclusion in the Australia squad Sacre Bleu

Bordeaux-Begles aren't a bit happy with Adam Ashley-Cooper's inclusion in the Australia squad

“I’m mad at the ARU… They were not very graceful.”

From The42 Rory McIlroy to skip WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to play French Open Sacre Bleu

Rory McIlroy to skip WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to play French Open

The 100th edition of the European Tour event will be part of the Holywood man’s British Open preparations.

From The42 Carter's late try cancelled out by Michalak's last-gasp winner for Toulon Sacre Bleu

Carter's late try cancelled out by Michalak's last-gasp winner for Toulon

Dan Carter thought he’d won it for Racing 92 until Martin Castrogiovanni coughed up a penalty.

From The42 This Englishman is founding a new GAA club on the French Riviera Sacre Bleu

This Englishman is founding a new GAA club on the French Riviera

Chard Faul is the brains behind the operation.

From The42 Boudjellal produces an unbelievable response to the Toulon doping allegations Sacre Bleu

Boudjellal produces an unbelievable response to the Toulon doping allegations

The Toulon president has invoked the spirit of Lance Armstrong.

From TheJournal.ie France is VERY unhappy over claims the US has been eavesdropping Sacre Bleu

France is VERY unhappy over claims the US has been eavesdropping

Its last three presidents are said to have been targeted, but the US denies the claims.

From The42 'I'm a zombie' - Bastareaud and Toulon knocked off peak of Top 14

'I'm a zombie' - Bastareaud and Toulon knocked off peak of Top 14

Meanwhile, reports suggest Jake White has been parachuted in to save ailing Montpellier.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair ordered to pay a LOT of money for breaching French Labour law Sacre Bleu

Ryanair ordered to pay a LOT of money for breaching French Labour law

The airline will be appealing the decision. Again.

From The42 In pictures: Irish women in relaxed mood as they enjoy down day in Paris Sacre Bleu

In pictures: Irish women in relaxed mood as they enjoy down day in Paris

What World Cup semi-final against England?

From The42 Olivier Giroud scores stunning strike for Les Bleus against Norway Sacre Bleu

Olivier Giroud scores stunning strike for Les Bleus against Norway

France are gonna win the World Cup then.

From The42 Lance Armstrong stripped of France's Legion of Honour Sacre Bleu

Lance Armstrong stripped of France's Legion of Honour

Armstrong was given the rank of “Chevalier” after his final Tour win.

From The42 Free porn and TV strip: France celebrates World Cup spot Sacre Bleu

Free porn and TV strip: France celebrates World Cup spot

Doria Tillier promised to present tonight’s weather forecast naked if France turned the tie around.

From TheJournal.ie 52-year-old French mum disguises herself as teenage daughter to sit exam Nice Try
From The42 Bad news for Irish provinces as French Top14 raises salary cap Sacre Bleu

Bad news for Irish provinces as French Top14 raises salary cap

There could be more international players following Jonathan Sexton in moving to the European mainland.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie French teachers strike over plans to work 5-day week Sacre Bleu

French teachers strike over plans to work 5-day week

In other news, we think we want to become teachers and move to France.

From TheJournal.ie French court rejects 75 per cent tax rate for millionaires Sacre Bleu

French court rejects 75 per cent tax rate for millionaires

The move is a blow for French president Francois Hollande who had made the planned 75 per cent tax rate his centrepiece tax measure.

From The42 Joey Barton set for Marseille switch - report Sacre Bleu

Joey Barton set for Marseille switch - report

Imagine how annoying he’d be in TWO languages!

From The42 Zizou top? Zidane tipped for France job Sacre Bleu

Zizou top? Zidane tipped for France job

“I have lived 20 years of special moments and I want to convey and share my experience with others,” the French legend said.

Gérard Depardieu relieves himself on flight headed for Dublin

The French actor was refused use of the toilet on board so took matters in to his own hands…

From The42 The Magnificent Seven: Gallic stars Sacre Bleu This post contains videos

The Magnificent Seven: Gallic stars

As the Irish rugby team prepare to welcome Les Bleus to the Aviva Stadium on Sunday afternoon, this week’s column takes a look at seven of France’s sporting greats. “Allons enfants de la Patrie …”