Peter Bills: Referee poite a real worry for Leinster
French referees have been copping criticism since time immemorial. There is a file on them big enough to have dropped on Osama Bin Laden's complex and wiped out everyone in the abode.
Even the French have climbed into the sport of French referee bashing. Racing Metro's 62-times capped forward Sebastien Chabal recently described his country's rugby officials as "hopeless" and accused them of bias.
Expanding on his allegations of bias, Chabal wrote: "The guys (the referees) ... they don't even try and hide it. It is a pity for our sport."