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Six Nations: France fightback against Ireland pleases Philippe Saint-Andre

Last Updated: 10/03/13 10:30am

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Philippe Saint-Andre: Lamented France's overall campaign

Philippe Saint-Andre: Lamented France's overall campaign

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Philippe Saint-Andre took heart from France's second-half fightback against Ireland, even if his side's Six Nations campaign continued to disappoint.

Ireland delivered a tactical masterclass to take a 10-point lead into the break but France struck back in the final 15 minutes through a Louis Picamoles try, converted by Frederic Michalak, to snatch a 13-13 draw.

"This was a real game. We performed badly in the first half. We didn't play very well and Ireland played very well," Saint-Andre said.

"We showed a lot of character to come back. I talked to the players at half-time and after that we showed something.

"We're very disappointed with our Six Nations, but we've changed nearly 70 per cent of the team since the World Cup.

"We're still learning and the Six Nations is hard, it's tough. We just need to be much more precise because we had the opportunity to win this game but didn't do it."

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