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# france-rugby - Friday 20 May, 2016

Au revoir, Hari! French back-row bruiser Harinordoquy is retiring from rugby Les Bleus This post contains videos

Au revoir, Hari! French back-row bruiser Harinordoquy is retiring from rugby

French veteran was nominated for IRB Player of the Year in 2010.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

There was Offaly and Limerick hurling interest in the Irish rugby U19 team that faced France Swapping Codes This post contains images

There was Offaly and Limerick hurling interest in the Irish rugby U19 team that faced France

Jack Regan and Conor Fitzgerald came from hurling backgrounds to play for Ireland today.

# france-rugby - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Stuart Hogg produced a moment of genius worthy of winning any game of rugby Hogging The Limelight This post contains videos

Stuart Hogg produced a moment of genius worthy of winning any game of rugby

It just so happened his tip-on pass helped his side defeat France for the first time in a decade.

England are Six Nations champions after unlikely Scots conjure brilliant win over France

Les Bleus needed to win to stand a chance of claiming the title.

# france-rugby - Friday 19 February, 2016

Lynne Cantwell: 'Do we have under-developed rugby decision-makers?'

Our Six Nations columnist reflects on what Ireland can learn ahead of the trip to Twickenham.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Trinh-Duc back in the fold for France as attention turns to Wales FTD

Trinh-Duc back in the fold for France as attention turns to Wales

The 29-year-old is fit again and may feature against Wales.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Analysis: Ireland’s defence slips up to allow Médard heartbreaker

The France fullback crossed for the winning converted try in the closing 10 minutes in Paris.

# france-rugby - Monday 15 February, 2016

Maestri escapes citing for late hit on Sexton that was ‘just short of’ red card

The France lock has been given a citing commissioner’s warning.

Analysis: Dire return in attack leaves Schmidt’s Ireland in Parisian pain

Ireland’s inability to build consistent pressure on the French defence was extremely costly.

‘Brave as hell’ – the French media reaction to the Ireland game

One publication called the home team’s win “beautiful,” while the hosts’ character was also hailed.

‘If it does mean new guys come in, they’ll come in with the right attitude’

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt must get his side working towards a visit to Twickenham.

# france-rugby - Sunday 14 February, 2016

‘This was a massive opportunity’ – Ireland rue missed chance in Paris

Captain Rory Best says Ireland struggled when France changed their props and scrum tactics.

# france-rugby - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Ireland’s women lose out to the French in front of 11,158 in Perpignan

The Girls in Green were defeated 18-6 in the Six Nations tonight.

‘We’re not going to look for excuses’ – Ireland face up to failure in Paris

Joe Schmidt’s men aren’t giving up on the Six Nations just yet.

Schmidt frustrated by Peyper’s refereeing in Six Nations loss to France

The Ireland head coach feels his team should have had a first-half try.

Sean O’Brien suffers hamstring injury while Kearney ‘out for some time’

It was an intensely physical battle at Stade de France.

Schmidt’s strategy, no yellows and more talking points from Ireland’s defeat

Jaco Peyper could have yellow carded two French players.

Les Bleus edge brutal Parisian battle with Schmidt’s beaten Ireland

Ireland’s hopes of a third consecutive Six Nations title faded at Stade de France.

Black and Bleu! The first half in Paris was an absolute war

Referee Jaco Peyper is making no friends in Ireland this afternoon.

Ireland fear as Sean O’Brien lasts less than 20 minutes against France

Knee worries for O’Brien at the Stade de France.

‘We need to do something, because if not we’ll be like English soccer’

Philippe Saint-André spoke to The42 about his concerns for French rugby.

Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Ireland-France Six Nations clash? Crystal Ball This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Ireland-France Six Nations clash?

All eyes turn to the Stade De France this afternoon.

Defensive master Trimble to lead the line for Ireland against les Bleus

The 31-year-old explains the intricacies of defending the wide channels with Ireland.

Ireland and the ‘grand Satan of French rugby’ have no fear of Paris

‘There has been a little bit of a shift in mentality, not just against the French.’

# france-rugby - Friday 12 February, 2016

Sexton takes dominant Ireland role on return to Paris after ‘personal criticism’

The Ireland out-half has not appreciated the negative press in France.

Lynne Cantwell: Sexton shines, French offloads and a Perpignan test

Our Six Nations columnist looks at how Ireland can deal with the French offload threat.

Echoes of Argentina week, but Schmidt confident in Ireland’s work ethic

‘You are always confident that you are going to get the work ethic from an Irish team.’

Sean O’Brien looking forward to linking up with new Ireland star Stander

Joe Schmidt has named a rounded, imposing back row for the clash with France.

# france-rugby - Thursday 11 February, 2016

QUIZ: Can you recognise these players from Ireland-France 90s rugby games?

Back to the days of the Five Nations…

France coach Guy Noves makes 6 changes for Ireland clash in Paris

Joe Schmidt will name his XV later today.

What should the Ireland XV be to face France this weekend?

Coach Joe Schmidt faces some tough calls ahead of Saturday’s game.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

O’Brien return to boost Ireland as Schmidt narrows in on XV for France

There are a number of players carrying injuries this week ahead of the trip to Paris.

# france-rugby - Monday 8 February, 2016

Schmidt considering changes as Ireland look to build on solid foundation

Mike Ross and Cian Healy may come into the selection mix for the France clash.

# france-rugby - Saturday 6 February, 2016

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.

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