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# france - Saturday 10 October, 2015

From The42 ‘We plug guys in really well’: O’Connell confident Earls can cope with Bastareaud D For Decider
From The42 ‘Tough to lose one of the family’: Ireland squad feel for Payne but must move on instantly Payne Game

‘Tough to lose one of the family’: Ireland squad feel for Payne but must move on instantly

Injury to the Ulster man made for a funereal atmosphere immediately after today’s Captain’s Run in Cardiff.

‘Johnny is a big guy and he can make his own tackles’ Henshaw relishing the physical French

Henshaw says Johnny Sexton is big and bold enough to take care of himself.

From The42 Schmidt backing ‘really strong’ Earls to stop Bastareaud in his tracks The Big Strong Man

Schmidt backing ‘really strong’ Earls to stop Bastareaud in his tracks

Schmidt says Earls has shown just how physical he can be.

# france - Friday 9 October, 2015

From The42 ‘If Racing are going to say that he was cranky, maybe they need to look at themselves’ High Standards

‘If Racing are going to say that he was cranky, maybe they need to look at themselves’

Fergus McFadden says he’s got no problems with Sexton’s on-pitch demeanour.

Ex-prisoner successfully sues France for putting him in a cell with smokers

The man had looked for €6,050 in damages.

From The42 ‘We’re in for one of the biggest weeks of our lives, it’s good to be involved’ — Peter O’Mahony Pumped

‘We’re in for one of the biggest weeks of our lives, it’s good to be involved’ — Peter O’Mahony

The blindside will be the key component of Ireland’s breakdown strategy against France.

From The42 5 talking points on Ireland’s team for the massive RWC clash with France Opinion

5 talking points on Ireland’s team for the massive RWC clash with France

Keith Earls has a man mountain of a task ahead of him.

From The42 Earls a surprise pick at 13 for Ireland as Payne misses out on France clash Team News

Earls a surprise pick at 13 for Ireland as Payne misses out on France clash

Here’s the Ireland side to face the French.

# france - Thursday 8 October, 2015

From Business ETC Already dreaming of a summer break for next year? Your flight options just got better Yer Flying

Already dreaming of a summer break for next year? Your flight options just got better

Cork Airport will have several new direct routes for the 2016 season.

Uproar as Sarkozy ally calls France a ‘white race’ country

Nadine Morano, a former minister, has been removed from a list of candidates for upcoming regional elections.

From The42 ‘The best 31 players are there and I’ve no regrets about that’ – D’Arcy is retiring with a clean slate The Long Goodbye

‘The best 31 players are there and I’ve no regrets about that’ – D’Arcy is retiring with a clean slate

Gordon D’Arcy talks retirement, the World Cup and THAT Sam Burgess column.

From The42 ‘Joe doesn’t really get things wrong too often’ – Henry growing into impact sub role Deep Impact

‘Joe doesn’t really get things wrong too often’ – Henry growing into impact sub role

Henry says he’s learning how to make a big impression from the bench.

# france - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

‘All out-halves rely on good quality ball’ Ireland hoping to cut off Michalak’s supply

Richie Murphy says Frédéric Michalak will have a big say this Sunday.

From The42 ‘It was on the verge of insult. At times, Jonathan was really uncontrollable’ I AM JOHNNY

‘It was on the verge of insult. At times, Jonathan was really uncontrollable’

Sexton’s former Racing coach Laurent Labit didn’t appreciate the out-half’s crankier habits.

From The42 ‘We got a rude awakening on the physicality side of things’ – Sean O’Brien Tullow Tank

‘We got a rude awakening on the physicality side of things’ – Sean O’Brien

The Ireland flanker is ready for Sunday’s clash with France — “a far more dangerous side”.

# france - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

From The42 Murray: It was difficult not to think about France game before now Thinking Ahead

Murray: It was difficult not to think about France game before now

The scrum-half is gearing up for a ‘massive’ game on Sunday.

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

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

This huge Nazi flag caused consternation in Nice

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

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

Train evacuated over bag of smelly meat

The incident saw 250 people evacuated from the train.

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

France launches air strikes targeting Islamic State

Western powers are ramping up efforts against the terrorist organisation.

# france - Friday 25 September, 2015

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.