Category: Fabien Galthié

Dog Day Afternoon

Iain Henderson’s charge-down of Mathieu Jalibert’s clearance kick bouncing straight into the hands of Gabin Villière in the first minute of Ireland’s clash with France today was a microcosm of how the game went for the home team: incredible effort on their part, but fortune not favouring them. In hindsight, it was an achievement that … Continue reading Dog Day Afternoon

Acid Test

“When Antoine, Virimi and Gaël had the ball, we could feel the panic in the Irish defence,” Ntamack told Midi Olympique. “It’s nice to see the fear on the Irish faces against French players.” -Romain Ntamack, October 31st, 2020. While I can understand the elation that Romain Ntamack and his teammates felt in the aftermath … Continue reading Acid Test

Fortunate Sons

  There was an element of nostalgia to Munster getting themselves out of jail on Saturday afternoon. Maybe it had something to do with their opposition being an unlikeable team who have bullied their way to European success, but seeing the home side win a game that they had no right whatsoever to win against … Continue reading Fortunate Sons