Rugby World Cup Craze, Coupe du Monde Rugby 2011

Des chose que j’ai entendu assez souvent pendant ces semaines passées:
Some things I’ve heard quite often in the past few weeks:

« Allez les bleus!!! »

« Pousse!!! »

« Putain, allez! »

« Ouais!!! »

« On est au final, on est au final, on est, on est, on est au final! »

People singing the French National Anthem / Le gens chantent La Marseillaise

There’s probably a lot more, but that’s what I can remember off the top of my head. This is what I heard at my local café during the Rugby World Cup. I must say, it’s been a lot of fun. See, French people do let loose and get rowdy sometimes!

Some photos of the madness:

In case you don’t know, France made it to the finals and was beat (by a mere point) by New Zealand’s All Blacks 8-7. Click here to go to the official site.

If you were in France and watched the Rugby Coupe du Monde, feel free share what you’ve heard French people screaming in the comment section!


  • Ella Coquine
    October 26, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I love the French flag cape!!! I don’t know why, but that makes me chuckle!

    • grenobloise
      October 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      Glad you like it! I guess the équipe de France shirt & the French flag face paint wasn’t enough! During the final game the owner of the bar dressed up like the French Rugby coach (with fake moustache and all) which was funny. He drew the French flag on both my cheeks. 🙂


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