Six Nations: Les Kiss dismisses suggestions that France are a 'dishevelled' side
Assistant coach Les Kiss insists it would be foolish for Ireland to view France as a 'disorganised' attacking force.
Last Updated: 11/03/14 4:34pm
Ireland are targeting only their second victory in France in 43 years as they attempt to secure the Six Nations crown on Saturday.
Philippe Saint-Andre's Les Bleus have lived up to their old reputation as a talented but disparate rabble, with Jean-Marc Doussain's late penalty snatching a 19-17 win in Scotland after a shambolic display.
Kiss has analysed France's playing style ahead of the trip to Paris and dismissed suggestions that France are a ramshackle side, pointing to a game-plan designed to look chaotic, but full of attacking options for their marauding finishers.
"There's a perception that they are dishevelled, that they are in a dishevelled place of chaos," said Kiss.
"But when you look at it as forensically as we have, you can see an order to that chaos, you can see what they're trying to achieve, you can see that they do allow their individuals to put themselves into the game in dangerous situations.
"So as much as they might look disorganised, there's a certain way they play that you have to be aware of; they are a very dangerous team across the park.
"And when you've got a back-three of Brice Dulin, Yoann Huget and Maxime Medard, with Hugo Bonneval coming off the bench, it's a dangerous mix and we have to be aware of that.
"They keep threats across the field. They move their forwards around and they have a group of four to five players who are very dangerous, the back-three, the two halves, and then Bastareaud as the odd guy so they can shift the point of attack at any given time.
"It's based around this axis they build into their game.
"It may look a bit left-of-centre, but there is a path you can understand."
Ireland prop Cian Healy has returned to training after an ankle injury and was joined by scrum-half Conor Murray, who recovered from illness.
Full-back Rob Kearney had extra tackling practice after he was left "disappointed" to miss Leonardo Sarto for Italy's sole score in Ireland's 46-7 victory last weekend.
Kiss urged Ireland to keep a close eye on "world class" wing Huget, especially when he roams into midfield.
"I think he's world class, his base skill-sets are very good, and he doesn't just sit on his wing," said Kiss.
"You might see him bobbing up in midfield two or three times in phases, working off the nine, but two phases later he can be on the wing, getting the ball in space, chip-kicking and re-gathering.
"I just think it's his appetite to be hunting for opportunities to look for mismatches and opportunities to inject himself into the game, he doesn't just wait for these opportunities."