With Ireland needing the French rugby team to help them secure an incredible second Six Nations title in a row, good feeling between the two sporting nations is at it’s highest in years.
Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll was one of the first to offer his support after Ireland’s 30 point victory in Murrayfield.
— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) March 21, 2015
It was just the start of a wave of pro-French sentiment rushing through the Irish rugby community.
We all dream of a team of Thierry Henrys #AllezLesBleus— Mark McCadden (@markmccadden) March 21, 2015
Irish golfer Shane Lowry happily declared for France.
Not that we need an excuse to shout against England but.... #allezlesbleus— Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) March 21, 2015
Existing connections between the two countries were mobilised.
Omens were seen everywhere
Olivier Giroud given man of the match after scoring two goals for Arsenal. A Frenchman. A beautiful Frenchman. It's a sign. #AllezLesBleus— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 21, 2015
As a country we decided that if France prevent England scoring the necessary points all would be forgiven for that handball.
— Donal Smith (@doniesmith13) March 21, 2015
If France either beat England or don't lose by 26 points or more than all is forgiven for that Theirry Henry handball 😉🍀 #ShouldertoShoulder— Gemma (@96Gems) March 21, 2015
At half-time the score is England 27 France 15. All Ireland need is for France to keep the margin to within 26 points.
All together now - ALLEZ LES BLEUS!