A case of grin and bear it with English fans who could not believe their luck. Some were in a sharing mood though. In a little Corsican themed bar near Marseille's port several euphoric Poms shouted us a drink and promised to work a few contacts in the 'City' for Six Nations tickets. We'll see...
More importantly though the 20-18 French victory over the All Blacks made up for the Wallaby loss.
Bringing on Frédéric Michalak and Sebastien Chabal with 20 minutes remaining was inspired and turned the game around for France.
The decision was well received by fans watching on the big screen opposite Marseille's port.
Sunday's quarter final between South Africa and Fiji also produced some of the most thrilling rugby of the tournament.
And my thanks to the Police at Marseille's Central Train station for letting me use their phone to file my report after the game.