Ireland have only won once in France since 1972. That was 12 years ago when Brian O'Driscoll made his name by scoring three tries against a bewildered French team.
At half-time on Sunday Declan Kidney must have thought that dreadful record was going to come to an end when two Tommy Bowe tries had helped Ireland to a 17-6 lead.
Bowe was brilliant; first he intercepted a loose pass from Aurelien Rougerie and the second try was a fine solo effort.
However, come the full-time whistle it was the Wales coach, Warren Gatland, who would have been the happiest of the Six Nations coaches as Les BleusRead More »from France and Ireland draw, Wales win