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# france-rugby - Today’s News


# france-rugby - Yesterday’s News

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.

‘We know that Joe’s game plans are going to work’ – Ireland firm in belief

Ian Madigan is excited for Ireland to unleash some of the plays they have been holding back.

# france-rugby - Monday 5 October, 2015

Sexton feels Ireland need best performance of Schmidt era to beat France

The out-half recognises that Ireland won ugly against Italy in London yesterday.

Ireland hopeful over Payne with outside centre wearing moon boot

The 29-year-old has been jogging but is still in a protective boot.

# france-rugby - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Letter from London: Schmidt’s men return to the big city lights for Italian test

After a quiet week of hard work in Guildford, Ireland headed back into the English capital yesterday afternoon.

# france-rugby - Friday 2 October, 2015

France look towards ‘a hell of a task’ against Ireland after Canada win

Philippe Saint-André’s men finished powerfully after a stuttering display in Milton Keynes last night.

# france-rugby - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Michalak guides France to opening victory but Huget injury a real concern

It was far from a thriller but France had enough firepower to comfortably prevail.

As it happened: France v Italy, Rugby World Cup

We were following all the action from Twickenham.

# france-rugby - Sunday 6 September, 2015

PSA’s France finish World Cup warm-ups with win over spirited Scotland

But there was a blow for les Bleus with Wesley Fofana and Pascal Pape both limping off injured.

# france-rugby - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Bad news for Ireland as France are starting to look back to their best

Veteran fly-half Frederic Michalak gave his hopes of a World Cup starting spot a major lift with a record-breaking performance.

# france-rugby - Friday 21 August, 2015

Joe Schmidt will be keeping a close eye on ‘Le Crunch’ part deux tomorrow

Ireland’s clash with France looks like being key to Pool D at the World Cup.

# france-rugby - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Anthony Watson scores brilliant brace as England beat France in first warm-up RWC 2015 This post contains videos

Anthony Watson scores brilliant brace as England beat France in first warm-up

It was a good start for Stuart Lancaster’s men.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Twickenham trials Hawkeye technology to assist concussion diagnosis

England and France will see the use of the technology for the first time this weekend.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

France centre Bastareaud reveals suicide attempt, depression and bulimia

The Toulon star lifts the lid on a difficult period in his life in a new autobiography.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

There are eight candidates to replace Saint-André as France coach

Toulouse legend Guy Novès is currently the favourite within French media circles.

# france-rugby - Monday 27 April, 2015

The Godfather of European rugby might take the job he has always been destined for

Guy Noves said he was flattered to be one of the people considered to be the next French rugby coach.

# france-rugby - Friday 3 April, 2015

The son of a former Ireland international made his underage debut for France this week

Trevor Brennan’s son Dan looks like a great prospect.

# france-rugby - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Ireland’s biggest World Cup pool rival could be without a key back for the tournament

France’s Gael Fickou has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Rugby referee Nigel Owens on ‘the one issue that soccer needs to address’

The sport has been continually criticised, with players and officials consistently coming under the spotlight.

# france-rugby - Monday 23 March, 2015

3 Irish players make the 12-man shortlist for the 6 Nations Player of the Tournament

There are four English men, two apiece from Scotland and Wales, one from Italy and none from France on the list.

Six players to look out for at World Cup, after a thrilling Six Nations finale

It’s all downhill to England from here.

# france-rugby - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Do you agree with our Six Nations team of the tournament?

We’ve crunched the numbers and this is the XV we’ve come up with.

# france-rugby - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Yoann Huget goes full French, almost shrugs the Six Nations right out of Ireland’s hands

‘Why shouldn’t I run the ball out of my own territory on the final play?’

As it happened: England v France, Six Nations final day

Can England deny Ireland back-to-back Six Nations titles?

Here are the 5 first half tries from a ridiculous England v France game

The Six Nations is f***ing amazing.

# france-rugby - Friday 20 March, 2015

Remember the time an Irish TMO denied Ireland the Six Nations in a points difference thriller?

We still don’t know how France escaped with the trophy in 2007.

# france-rugby - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Parling back for England and France make two changes ahead of 6 Nations showdown

The teams meet in Twickenham on Saturday at 5pm.

# france-rugby - Sunday 15 March, 2015

France grind out a win in Rome to keep slim Six Nations hopes alive

In wet conditions, Les Bleus failed to impress yet again.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Pascal Papé’s appeal for kneeing Heaslip was today – and it didn’t go well for the Frenchman

Papé appealed punishment following France’s Six Nations defeat in Dublin last month.

# france-rugby - Monday 2 March, 2015

France’s Six Nations nightmare continues with Parra and Fofana ruled out

Head coach Philippe Saint-André is coming under heavy criticism after the defeat to Wales.

# france-rugby - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Wasteful France allow Wales leave Paris with valuable win

Between missed kicks and squandered overlaps, the French left a lot of points out there.

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