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# france-rugby - Yesterday’s News

Guy Novès rules powerhouse Picamoles out of clash with Ireland

The Toulouse number eight limped off during the win over Italy in Paris today.

Huge Jules Plisson penalty hands France win against Parisse’s Italy

The Italians were narrowly beaten in an entertaining game at Stade de France.

Vakatawa with debut try as Novès’ France reign begins in victory

Les Bleus made a winning start to life under Guy Noves.

# france-rugby - Friday 5 February, 2016

Ranking Ireland’s 8 best Six Nations performances

From last year’s demolition of Scotland to the Croke Park classic.

POLL: What is your favourite Six Nations anthem? Battle Cry This post contains a poll

POLL: What is your favourite Six Nations anthem?

We want to know what your favourite pre-match tune is.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

8 things we’re hoping to see in this year’s Six Nations

The much-anticipated annual tournament gets underway at the weekend.

New coach, new faces … same old story? The French perspective on the Six Nations

French rugby blogger Jérémy Sarda continues our look behind enemy lines ahead of the Six Nations kick-off.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

France include sevens sensation Vakatawa in Six Nations training squad

Guy Novès has revitalised les Bleus’ squad with a number of uncapped youngsters.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

‘I know it sounds crazy, but we felt invincible’

Writing in his autobiography, Peter Stringer recalls Drico’s hat-trick and the famous day when Ireland won in Paris.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Flowing-locked Szarzewski follows France captain Dusautoir into Test retirement Fin

Flowing-locked Szarzewski follows France captain Dusautoir into Test retirement

The Racing 92 hooker joins the likes of Michalak, Papé and Mas in international retirement.

# france-rugby - Monday 7 December, 2015

# france-rugby - Friday 13 November, 2015

‘Part of me regrets it and part of me doesn’t’ – Sean O’Brien on the Papé punch

The Ireland flanker says Joe Schmidt ‘didn’t go crazy’ with him over the incident and subsequent ban.

# france-rugby - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Watch: Everyone is talking about Julian Savea after this stunning performance

New Zealand secured a comprehensive 62-13 victory over France in last night’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final.

# france-rugby - Saturday 17 October, 2015

‘All we’ve done is earn the right to go to training on Monday’ – McCaw

The All Blacks will not be getting carried away with their nine-try victory.

Rampant All Blacks rip pathetic France apart to secure RWC semi-final

Steve Hansen’s men were at their very best in the Millennium Stadium.

# france-rugby - Friday 16 October, 2015

‘You need to ask the person who wrote the article’ – Dusautoir denies French revolt

Les Bleus captain has rejected claims of a split in the camp between coach Philippe Saint-Andre and the players.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

‘I refuse to let my family tell me what people are saying about me back home’

The back is in upbeat form ahead of Ireland’s pivotal clash with Argentina.

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw dominates midfield to lead for Ireland

The 22-year-old’s exceptional performance last weekend bodes well before the Argentina clash.

# france-rugby - Monday 12 October, 2015

Analysis: Peter O’Mahony’s World Cup ends with the game of his life

The Munster captain was superb for Ireland before a cruel injury.

France coach Saint-André is not happy about SOB’s ‘attack’ on Papé

The Ireland back row struck the France lock early in yesterday’s game.

# france-rugby - Sunday 11 October, 2015

France captain Dusautoir salutes ‘warrior’ O’Connell after serious injury

The Ireland skipper suffered an horrific hamstring injury against the French.

‘It’s not a closed fist’ – Schmidt hopeful SOB will avoid World Cup ban

The Ireland openside lashed out at Pascal Papé in the first half at the Millennium Stadium.

Sean O’Brien utterly brilliant to push Schmidt’s Ireland to top of Pool D

The Tullow Tank was massively effective for Ireland in the Millennium Stadium.

Ireland’s incredible display, costly toll and more talking points from Cardiff

Robbie Henshaw was magnificent, but Ireland lost a number of important players.

Triple injury blow for Ireland as Sexton, O’Connell and O’Mahony are forced off

Joe Schmidt is without some key leaders for the second-half.

Ireland’s Murray looking to perfect fine art of the scrum-half at World Cup

We sat down with the Munster man to discuss some of the core skills involved in his position.

Letter from Cardiff: Ireland in positive place to produce against France

After a tense start to the week, Joe Schmidt’s men looked to lift the mood before facing France.

Peter Stringer: Henderson’s benching a shock but hard to argue with Schmidt

Our World Cup columnist looks at the return to form of France’s Frédéric Michalak.

# france-rugby - Saturday 10 October, 2015

‘My dad used to give me a bit of cash every month just to get me through’

Les Bleus fullback Scott Spedding has developed a true passion for his adopted nation.

# france-rugby - Friday 9 October, 2015

Schmidt: Payne’s foot injury was a risk and Earls brings form to 13 shirt

The Ireland head coach says they felt it wasn’t prudent to risk Payne against the French.

Saint-André: ‘Ireland are favourites, the pressure is all on their shoulders’

The France head coach is expecting Joe Schmidt to unleash the moves he has been holding back.

Saint-André makes two changes for crunch World Cup clash with Ireland on Sunday

Louis Picamoles and Noa Nakaitaci both return for the French.

Letter from France camp: Les Blues incredibly confident for Ireland clash

Philippe Saint-André’s men are utterly firm in their belief they will beat Ireland on Sunday.

‘They posted a pic of someone running over ROG in our WhatsApp group’

France flanker Bernard le Roux says the Irishman has had a big influence on the Top 14 club.

# france-rugby - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Schmidt set to start Toner and Healy as Earls misses out for France clash

The Ireland head coach looks likely to back Dave Kearney and Tommy Bowe as his wings.

Letter from Cardiff: The pressure rises in Ireland’s World Cup campaign

The French camp appears to be utterly relaxed in contrast to a more uptight vibe at Ireland’s.

‘For Jared Payne, it was 10 times harder than for me’ – France’s gigantic Atonio

The New Zealand-born prop is an affable and laidback character.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

‘My background does come into my style of play’ – Zebo hopeful of facing France

The Munster man has been at fullback for Ireland on his last four starts.

The latest injury update on Ireland’s foot Payne is a promising one

The outside centre is set to take part in Ireland’s training session on the pitch in Newport tomorrow.

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