Normally a Six Nations wooden spoon two years ahead of the World Cup would not augur well for a country's chances but when it's France all bets are off.
France's Vincent Clerc is tackled during the Six Nations match against Scotland at the Stade de France near Paris, on March 16, 2013. France have finished with the wooden spoon after a dismal Six Nations campaign and questions are now being asked of coach Philippe Saint-Andre as pressure mounts ahead of the 2015 World Cup.
The last time France landed the unwanted prize in 1999 -- when it was the Five Nations -- they went on to beat the favourites the All Blacks in the World Cup semi-finals before losing to Australia in the final.
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