French flair can’t quite get them over the line

By BRENDAN GALLAGHER

SUPER Saturday might have lacked a certain frisson in Llanelli and Rome earlier in the day but with everything on the line in Paris last night, there was no denying the drama and tension.
France poured on the style to beat Ireland, a victory which ensure England took the Six Nations Championship.
Both sides knew exactly what they had to do as they lined up for the anthems and this concluding game made a lively start full of action and controversy.
France needed to win by 30-plus points - and score a try bonus - and from the outset you sensed that they...

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