2012 Six Nations: Ireland 21-23 Wales - Isn't that the match where Wales won with a last-minute penalty for a non-existent tip tackle that the IRB later said shouldn't have been given? 'Great' isn't the word I'd use for a match decided in the last minute by a crap refereeing decision. I'd say 'travesty' would be more appropriate.
Oddly enough I think a Chabal is actually what the French team is missing. He was a poor, poor player, but he gave an image and an aura to a team that today is severely lacking in character. For all his flaws, sometimes teams need iconic figures like Chabal to rally around.
Generally the suffix 'born' is used when someone grew up in a certain place but was born elsewhere. If WP Nel was born in South Africa, raised in South Africa, and moved to Scotland as an adult, he's not South African-born - he's South African full stop.