Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday night saw Ireland fight Les Bleus for every minute of the match. Their commitment at scrum time was massive, but their lack of discipline cost them.
Ireland quickly fell out of touch while the French kicked over penalty after penalty.
A Ronan O'Gara drop goal gave the plethora of Irish supporters some hope, but in the hearts they knew that France was in the driving seat most of the match.
Brilliant vision to spot the open space and immaculate execution of the popular 'banana kick' from fly-half Frederick Michalak put Vincent Clerc away in the corner. The French proceeded to twist the knife to produce an impressive final score.
Final score: 25-3