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# france - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From The Score Poll: Who do you think will win the Six Nations Championship today? Your Say This post contains a poll

# france - Friday 14 March, 2014

From The Score The accordions and berets are out for RTÉ’s big France v Ireland promo Tasty
From The Score Defiant display, but defeat for Ireland Women as France hold on to secure Grand Slam 6 Nations

Defiant display, but defeat for Ireland Women as France hold on to secure Grand Slam

Gillian Bourke scored the first two tries France have conceded in this year’s Championship, but Ireland came up just short.

From The Score In Pics: Paris presents perfect conditions for rugby as O’Driscoll jogs out on final Captain’s Run Dry Track
From The Score French clash is about more than O’Driscoll’s farewell, say focused Ireland Intent

French clash is about more than O’Driscoll’s farewell, say focused Ireland

Blindside flanker Peter O’Mahony and forwards coach John Plumtree insist that their focus is on the team effort.

From The Score France can beat ‘best team’ Ireland, says captain Pape Six Nations

France can beat ‘best team’ Ireland, says captain Pape

The experienced lock is relishing tomorrow’s Six Nations clash at Stade de France.

From The Score Here’s what the French papers are saying about tomorrow’s showdown in Paris Le Match

Here’s what the French papers are saying about tomorrow’s showdown in Paris

We’ve taken a look at what they’re writing in Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Le Parisien.

From The Score ‘Ireland don’t need mad aggressive heads to beat France,’ says cool, calm Cian Healy Church

‘Ireland don’t need mad aggressive heads to beat France,’ says cool, calm Cian Healy

The prop embodies Ireland’s sense of easy confidence before a traditionally nervy Test.

From The Score Fervent kick chase key to shutting down French counter attack — O’Connell Boot To Ball

Fervent kick chase key to shutting down French counter attack — O’Connell

The captain and his coach are intent on limiting ammunition to Les Bleus’ back three.

# france - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From The Score Seven reasons Ireland should be seriously pumped up to beat France Settling Scores

Seven reasons Ireland should be seriously pumped up to beat France

Let’s win this one for Paul McShane!

From The Score O’Connell trusting processes and passion to deliver elusive 6 Nations prize 6 Nations

O’Connell trusting processes and passion to deliver elusive 6 Nations prize

The Ireland captain has never won in Paris. He’s hoping ending that run will result in a medal this weekend.

From The Score Schmidt demanding Ireland grasp opportunity in biggest game of his career Finale

Schmidt demanding Ireland grasp opportunity in biggest game of his career

Playing France with the Championship on the line was a dream scenario in January, now the Kiwi wants to make winning silverware a reality.

From The Score O’Mahony returns to Ireland line-up as Madigan handed place on the bench First XV

O’Mahony returns to Ireland line-up as Madigan handed place on the bench

This is the Ireland team to take on France in Saturday’s Six Nations decider.

From The Score France make four changes for Six Nations decider Team News

France make four changes for Six Nations decider

Philippe Saint-Andre has recalled Louis Picamoles to play at number six against Ireland.

From The Score Rugby technique: Counter-attacking against the grain offers real chances Space

Rugby technique: Counter-attacking against the grain offers real chances

Shifting possession to the far side of the pitch following a transfer of possession may not always be the ideal tactic.

From The Score Prendergast believes in Schmidt’s ability to tweak game plan for Paris Inside View

Prendergast believes in Schmidt’s ability to tweak game plan for Paris

Grenoble’s skills coach provides us with his views on why France are struggling for form.

# france - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From The Score Szarzewski: I hope Brian O’Driscoll won’t finish like he started in Paris Fears

Szarzewski: I hope Brian O’Driscoll won’t finish like he started in Paris

The France hooker says he is disappointed with how the national team is being treated by the media.

From The Score Les Inséparables: Here’s a quick catch-up on Ireland’s recent meetings with France THE STORY SO FAR

Les Inséparables: Here’s a quick catch-up on Ireland’s recent meetings with France

It’s surely about time we won this fixture again.

From The Score Analysis: France’s counter-attack poses huge threat to Ireland’s Six Nations dreams Analysis

Analysis: France’s counter-attack poses huge threat to Ireland’s Six Nations dreams

This piece uses GIFs and videos to examine Les Bleus’ attacking ‘structure’ as well as their danger on the counter.

From The Score Ireland Women make four changes for final Six Nations clash in France Strong Finish

Ireland Women make four changes for final Six Nations clash in France

Philip Doyle’s side are hoping to deny the home team a Grand Slam in Pau.

From The Score Three changes as Ruddock’s Ireland U20s aim to ruin France’s Grand Slam Prospects

Three changes as Ruddock’s Ireland U20s aim to ruin France’s Grand Slam

The Sean O’Brien-captained Irish are targeting their third win of the championship.

From The Score Greatest hits: Brian O’Driscoll’s finest international tries away from home BEST OF BOD This post contains videos

Greatest hits: Brian O’Driscoll’s finest international tries away from home

Ireland’s record try-scorer has one last chance to add to his list in Paris on Saturday.

From The Score Will Ireland win the Six Nations Championship? Our writers talk it out Call It

Will Ireland win the Six Nations Championship? Our writers talk it out

Logic seems to suggest that Ireland can’t lose, history begs to differ.

From The Score Saint-André facing tough questions as France prepare for Ireland Under Pressure

Saint-André facing tough questions as France prepare for Ireland

Les Bleus’ head coach is coming under increasing scrutiny as his side continues to stumble forward.

# france - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From The Score Demons: Five French failures that can be exorcised with a win in Paris Fronting Up

Demons: Five French failures that can be exorcised with a win in Paris

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.

From The Score ‘This is not funny’ – France prop Nicolas Mas walks out of press conference Not Happy

‘This is not funny’ – France prop Nicolas Mas walks out of press conference

The 33-year-old tighthead prop took exception to being quizzed about the problems of the French scrum.

From The Score Analysis: Ireland’s midfield holds the key to unlocking French defence Analysis

Analysis: Ireland’s midfield holds the key to unlocking French defence

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

From The Score France move above Ireland in IRB rankings before Six Nations clash Outranked

France move above Ireland in IRB rankings before Six Nations clash

Philippe Saint-André’s men are one place above Joe Schmidt’s on the official list.

From The Score Sexton trusts in Schmidt’s game plan ahead of Parisian cup final Tactics

Sexton trusts in Schmidt’s game plan ahead of Parisian cup final

The Ireland out-half says he and his teammates will remain performance-focused despite what’s on the line.

From The Score France recall Picamoles for Ireland clash, but Parra misses out France

France recall Picamoles for Ireland clash, but Parra misses out

Racing Métro hooker Dimitri Swarzewski is also back in Philippe Saint-André’s squad.

# france - Sunday 9 March, 2014

From The Score After first away win since 2012, Saint-Andre confident home advantage will prove telling against Ireland Six Nations

After first away win since 2012, Saint-Andre confident home advantage will prove telling against Ireland

Scott Johnson, meanwhile, can’t quite understand how Scotland were denied a big scalp against France.

From The Score ‘Our best performance needs to come next week’ – Focus turns to France Expectations

‘Our best performance needs to come next week’ – Focus turns to France

Eoin Reddan says any ideas that Ireland travel to Paris as favourites are wide of the mark.

# france - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Obama calls European leaders over Ukraine crisis

The new measures will ‘noticeably affect relations between the international community and Russia’.

# france - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From The Score Seven changes for France as Saint-André makes controversial calls Les Bleus

Seven changes for France as Saint-André makes controversial calls

Gaël Fickou has been left on the bench, despite the absence of Wesley Fofana in the centre.

# france - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From The Score Morgan Parra banned for two weeks but will be free to play against Ireland Disciplined

Morgan Parra banned for two weeks but will be free to play against Ireland

The French scrum-half’s suspension means he’ll miss the clash with Scotland in round four of the Six Nations.

# france - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Column: The fight for the future of Ukraine is not over – not by a long shot

The deal struck between the government and opposition in Ukraine is a win for the EU … but Russia is not out of the fight, David Moloney.

From The Score France scrum-half Morgan Parra to learn Six Nations fate tomorrow Sentencing

France scrum-half Morgan Parra to learn Six Nations fate tomorrow

The Clermont number nine attended a disciplinary hearing in Paris this morning.

# france - Monday 24 February, 2014

From The Score France drop Louis Picamoles over lack of ‘respect’ towards Alain Rolland Discipline

France drop Louis Picamoles over lack of ‘respect’ towards Alain Rolland

Meanwhile, Clermont’s Morgan Parra has been added to Philippe Saint-André’s squad.

# france - Friday 21 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Alan Shatter, tragic workplace accidents and angry Ryanair customers.

Ukrainian President Yanukovych gives in to early election demands

The Government has also agreed to constitutional changes and a national unity administration. Word is awaited from opposition leaders…