Jonathan Sexton steered Ireland to a deserved 18-11 victory to maintain their Six Nations title challenge and then did a Balotelli as he said "Why always me?" after being on the receiving end of another monster Mathieu Bastareaud hit.
The man of the match was forced off for ten minutes along with the French centre after a nasty clash of heads in the second-half.
"I said to him afterwards 'Why always me?'" joked Sexton, after ensuring Ireland booked a potential title shoot-out against England in two weeks' time.
"We made it hard for ourselves as usual but the guys who came back did really well but we know that we need to improve against England when they come here.
"I will be playing against some of these guys and with some of them next week but hen my focus will be on Ireland. It was a really tough match but I think we deserved the win."
Ronan O'Gara came out with an all-time classic one-liner on last night's somewhat boisterous Late Late Show when the former Ireland man made the audience guffaw with a tongue-in-cheek remark about his wife Jessica.