"Well done, mon brave" said one distraught Frenchman,
"A la prochain" said the next.
But that was just amongst rugby fans who, as a matter of course know how to behave. However there are darker and deeper forces at work, as we now discover. Yes, of course, French transport unions. They have announced a strike that will of course disrupt Eurostar tomorrow with knock on effects on Friday and through the weekend.
And at the time I didn't even smirk at the tears of Chabal.