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"We appreciate our Italian cousins with whom we share the same quality of life. We appreciate the Celts and their conviviality and then among all these nations, we have one huge thing in common. We all don't like the English. We beat Ireland, yet left Dublin with the encouragement of all the Irish who said 'for pity's sake, beat the English.'" -- France coach Marc Lievremont pulls 'a Gatland'.

"We are used to it. It is what we want." -- England boss Martin Johnson responds to French baiting.

Irish Independent