# france - Today’s News
Easy like a Sunday morning.
# france - Sunday 16 March, 2014
Ireland’s head coach refused to accept the credit after guiding Ireland to their Six Nations triumph.
The Ireland captain has lauded the influence of Joe Schmidt in turning around a team that finished fifth last year.
# france - Saturday 15 March, 2014
Despite a powerful start from the French, Joe Schmidt’s men rode out the storm at the Stade de France.
When will we see his likes again?
The great centre vowed to give Ireland one more year and he has delivered.
These fans really take their work seriously.
Even if you hate rugby, this will make you smile.
Ireland’s inspirational blindside flanker recalls being unable to watch 2009’s Six Nations endgame.
The set-piece will be vital against France, as will holding onto the ball and the impact of the bench.
Joe Schmidt’s men have built for this occasion perfectly, but there are no guarantees against Les Bleus.
… and then there were three.
# france - Friday 14 March, 2014
Tom loves a bit of dessert.
Gillian Bourke scored the first two tries France have conceded in this year’s Championship, but Ireland came up just short.
There’s nothing quite like Paris in the springtime.
Blindside flanker Peter O’Mahony and forwards coach John Plumtree insist that their focus is on the team effort.
The experienced lock is relishing tomorrow’s Six Nations clash at Stade de France.
We’ve taken a look at what they’re writing in Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Le Parisien.
The prop embodies Ireland’s sense of easy confidence before a traditionally nervy Test.
The captain and his coach are intent on limiting ammunition to Les Bleus’ back three.
# france - Thursday 13 March, 2014
Let’s win this one for Paul McShane!
The Ireland captain has never won in Paris. He’s hoping ending that run will result in a medal this weekend.
Playing France with the Championship on the line was a dream scenario in January, now the Kiwi wants to make winning silverware a reality.
This is the Ireland team to take on France in Saturday’s Six Nations decider.
Philippe Saint-Andre has recalled Louis Picamoles to play at number six against Ireland.
Shifting possession to the far side of the pitch following a transfer of possession may not always be the ideal tactic.
Grenoble’s skills coach provides us with his views on why France are struggling for form.
# france - Wednesday 12 March, 2014
The France hooker says he is disappointed with how the national team is being treated by the media.
It’s surely about time we won this fixture again.
This piece uses GIFs and videos to examine Les Bleus’ attacking ‘structure’ as well as their danger on the counter.
Philip Doyle’s side are hoping to deny the home team a Grand Slam in Pau.
The Sean O’Brien-captained Irish are targeting their third win of the championship.
Ireland’s record try-scorer has one last chance to add to his list in Paris on Saturday.
Logic seems to suggest that Ireland can’t lose, history begs to differ.
Les Bleus’ head coach is coming under increasing scrutiny as his side continues to stumble forward.
# france - Tuesday 11 March, 2014
They say you never know which France will turn up. Well, whoever shows up to play Ireland in Paris they’re usually good enough to win.
The 33-year-old tighthead prop took exception to being quizzed about the problems of the French scrum.
We’ve cracked out the GIFs and videos to examine the defensive strengths and weaknesses of Philippe Saint-André’s men.
# france - Monday 10 March, 2014
Philippe Saint-André’s men are one place above Joe Schmidt’s on the official list.
The Ireland out-half says he and his teammates will remain performance-focused despite what’s on the line.