Category: France

The Best Of Times

Saturday afternoon saw Ireland and France go head-to-head in a breathtaking encounter that was easily one of the most gripping contests of the last decade at least. James Lowe’s try and Uini Atonio’s high shot on Rob Herring were the two main talking points, but Ireland were the better team over the course of the … Continue reading The Best Of Times



After beating Wales last weekend, this Saturday’s clash with France has become a tournament-defining game for Ireland. Improvements under Kieran Crowley notwithstanding, Ireland are still favourites to beat the Azzurri in Round 3, and while Scotland will be dangerous in Murrayfield and England will make progress under a new coaching ticket, coming up against a … Continue reading Hurdle

Harsh Lessons

Given that Ireland were heading into this fixture without Johnny Sexton, most Irish supporters would have bitten your hand off if you had offered them a 6-point loss, and definitely all of them would have been happy with that outcome after conceding a damaging early score, but this feels like one that got away. It’s … Continue reading Harsh Lessons

The Cauldron

Ireland’s November performances reasserted their position as one of the top sides in international rugby, and their win over Wales last weekend was convincing, but this Saturday is going to be a trial by fire for them. Apart from out-half, they have a stronger team than the one that France dispatched in Halloween of 2020, … Continue reading The Cauldron