A lot to learn from tonight for this management team especially how they retune what we do against a team like France— The 2nd Row (@the2ndRow) February 12, 2022
But a LBP in Paris scoring 3 tries would have been something we'd have taken I'd not expected 80+ minutes ago#FRAvIRE
Super game, drama filled from the start! Hard to be chasing Les Bleus in Paris from that early lead but we nearly got there - despite our breakdown under huge pressure for much of the game. Good showing from Carberry for his first 6N #FRAvIRE— Olivia O'Sullivan (@oliviaos) February 12, 2022
We faced a phenomenal French side in Paris and we take away a losing bonus point. The thing is, if we had taken one or two more opportunities, we could have won that. Gutted but proud of our team ☘️ #FRAvIRE— Aisling O'Connor (@aisling7) February 12, 2022
Effectively that will be the standard for #RWC2023, host team, home crowd, Not the result but a great learning— Greg McWilliams (@GregMcWilliams1) February 12, 2022
Very disappointing but we didn’t play near our best and yet still came within a converted try of winning. The learnings will stand to the team I think. I hope. A losing BP could make all the difference #FRAvIRE— JackieMc (@Jackiem23) February 12, 2022
Whenever the Ireland men's team lose a game it people make it a catastrophe and people point provincial fingers.— Post To Post Sport 🌊 (@PostToPostSport) February 12, 2022
Sometimes your team comes up against a very good team who were better on the day, that's what happened, there's no divine right to win.
We outscored them in trys but our penalty count cost us. France were immense at times.— Ian Frizzell (@rava_ian) February 12, 2022
Have to give a bit of credit though, our start to the second half was enormously good.
7 points shipped in first minute proved the difference. French emptied the tank in first half we did well to claw them back. Too sloppy and poor decision making at times, but I reckon France are delighted to have held on. Still in the hunt with 4-1 split. #FRAvIRE— Harpin' On Rugby (@HarpinOnRugby) February 12, 2022