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Sir Clive Woodward linked with France national team job after expressing interest in replacing Philippe Saint-Andre

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Sir Clive Woodward linked with France national team job after expressing interest in replacing Philippe Saint-Andre From the Independent website
If it ever became true, then the man should be arrested for treason and stripped of his Knighthood. Cannot see the French allowing a "Ros Beef" to run their National team. But the French have been known to be slightly perfidious in past history.

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Egad, sir.

The Frogs employing a Rosbif? What happens when the French decimate Scotland on the field? The 'Auld Enemy' assisting France in Scotlands demise? Will Scotland tear up the 'Auld Alliance' charter in disgust?
 

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Egad, sir. The Frogs employing a Rosbif? What happens when the French decimate Scotland on the field? The 'Auld Enemy' assisting France in Scotlands demise? Will Scotland tear up the 'Auld Alliance' charter in disgust?
It would appear that Brother Salmond is intent on destroying every alliance. One involving Rugby wouldn't make any difference to him. William Webb must be turning in his grave at the very thought of it all.
 

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Bonjour mes amis. Out of interest is "poisson d'Avril" on 1st April, the same as in UK? Here in Spain it is 28th December (Holy Innocents' day).
 

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Bonjour mes amis. Out of interest is "poisson d'Avril" on 1st April, the same as in UK? Here in Spain it is 28th December (Holy Innocents' day).
Yes same date but different customs - it's usual to try and pin or stick a paper fish on the back of unsuspecting people you cross during the day. And when you find the fish the person who stuck it on says "Poisson d'Avril!" (April fish...). Why a fish? No idea.

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A fish is just something that's seen as a "joke" or "fake" item - à la "something fishy" is going on, or "a fish out of water". I'm sure you remember the Monty Python dock-side fish sketch.

For Clive I see there's a vacancy at Leinster now ...

I don't know if he would cope with the "wine and cigarette" rugby training sessions that are said to be the norm in France
 
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