Sunday 19 November 2017

Kate Rowan: Déjà vu draw highlights the ties that bind Ireland and France

FISHING around my handbag before kick off against France last week I found an item that has been in my match-day paraphernalia since the victory against Australia in the Rugby World Cup.

Those rosary beads I’ve been carrying for 18 months have sentimental value since I gripped them that famous night in Auckland.

Unfortunately, Ireland’s results since then show that my beads have not produced an unprecedented winning streak.

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