Ireland has good reason to fear its trip to Stade de France for Saturday’s Six Nations match. It has an awful record there, and a motivated Vincent Clerc is playing on the wing for France.
Clerc has tormented Ireland over the years, and is looking to close the gap on Serge Blanco’s French try-scoring record. He has 32 in 58 tests, six behind Blanco’s tally, with eight of those coming in nine matches against Ireland.
The 30-year-old Toulouse winger was the joint-leading tryscorer at last year’s World Cup, scoring six to help France reach the final, and got off to a good start in the Six Nations with a try in last weekend’s 30-12 win against Italy.
Clerc says “I like playing against the Irish” but admits “it’s hard to explain” his scoring record