Guys, seriously, stop blaming the referee. I'm French too and I also think some calls were not the right ones, but the truth is that our coaching was really lame. I don't understand why Trinh Duc is replaced at the 55th minute while he was really good. I don't get why we replace the whole 1st row when we were dominating the scrum. Plus Machenaud and Michalak made too many mistakes.
Red is deserved according to the law. The fact that it is a semi-final doesn't change anything. It actually makes it more obvious. It is watched by a broader audience and the IRB doesn't want rugby to be seen around the world as a sport where you can act dangerously. Hence the (harsh) law and the red card. »