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#France

# france-rugby - Monday 10 September, 2018

Mathieu Bastareaud set for ban after forearm hit on opponent Punishment This post contains videos

Mathieu Bastareaud set for ban after forearm hit on opponent

The France star was sent off for thumping Christophe Samson.

# france-rugby - Thursday 14 June, 2018

France flanker brands All Blacks cheats after red card row

Kevin Gourdon has gone in two-footed two days before the second Test in Wellington.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Back row revamp as France make five changes for All Blacks revenge mission

Les Bleus are trailing in the series heading to Wellington.

# france-rugby - Sunday 10 June, 2018

After controversial claims, France backtrack and accept Grosso fracture was result of an accident Clarification This post contains videos

After controversial claims, France backtrack and accept Grosso fracture was result of an accident

The try-scoring wing was smashed in a tackle by All Blacks Sam Cane and Ofa Tu’ungafasi.

# france-rugby - Saturday 9 June, 2018

France fume as high hit by All Blacks pair goes unpunished and puts Grosso in hospital

Jacques Brunel isn’t happy, and rightly so.

# france-rugby - Friday 4 May, 2018

The top points scorer in French Test history calls time on rugby career

Frederic Michalak is preparing to retire at the age of 35.

# france-rugby - Friday 16 March, 2018

France U20s clinch Six Nations title with bonus point win over Wales

They enjoyed a 24-3 victory in Wales.

# france-rugby - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Wales ring changes for France with eye on second spot

Warren Gatland has recalled captain Alun Wyn Jones in one of seven changes to the team.

# france-rugby - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Hartley out injured as England make 3 changes while France bring Trinh-Duc to start

The sides clash at the Stade de France on Saturday.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

New Rugby World Cup bidding process could help Ireland and other smaller nations - reports

The news comes in the wake of controversy surrounding the 2023 tournament.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Still no room for McKinley as Conor O'Shea names Italy team to face France

There are three changes from the side that lost to Ireland.

Bastareaud back from ban as France make 5 changes for Friday night's game against Italy

The French have lost their opening two games against Ireland and Scotland.

# france-rugby - Friday 16 February, 2018

After being dropped by France, Teddy Thomas is slapped with Racing 92 fine

The French winger is being punished for his behaviour in the wake of the Scotland game.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Review panel rules France didn't use HIAs to gain 'unfair advantage' against Ireland

The findings in relation to two incidents from Ireland’s win in Paris have been published this evening.

France stage 'internal investigation' into Scotland controversy

Eight players have been left out of the France squad for the next game against Italy.

# france-rugby - Friday 9 February, 2018

Following a 6-year absence, Lionel Beauxis will start for France against Scotland

The out-half has not won an international cap since 2012.

# france-rugby - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Townsend makes 6 changes to Scotland team to face France after opening setback against Wales

Scotland crashed to a 34-7 loss in Cardiff last Saturday.

# france-rugby - Sunday 4 February, 2018

France's use of HIA protocol under review after 'a number of incidents' in Paris

Six Nations organisers have released a statement.

# france-rugby - Friday 2 February, 2018

A mixture of 'excitement and nerves' as Ireland arrive in Paris

CJ Stander is relishing the challenge which awaits under the Saturday night lights at the Stade de France.

# france-rugby - Thursday 1 February, 2018

'We want to keep building in that position': Schmidt places huge faith in 21-year-old Ryan

The Leinster second row starts ahead of Devin Toner in Paris on Saturday.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Tolofua injury leaves France down to the bare bones for Ireland opener

The Saracans hooker is set to miss the entire Six Nations championship with a back problem.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Ireland's first opponents France name 19-year-old scrum-half in Six Nations squad

Jacques Brunel has picked six uncapped players in total.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

France sack head coach Guy Noves as Jacques Brunel takes charge weeks ahead of 6 Nations

Ireland face Les Bleus on the first weekend of the Six Nations in Paris.

# france-rugby - Monday 4 December, 2017

Laporte wins another World Rugby vote, as next summer's U20 championship heads to France

Ireland have been drawn in Pool C alongside the hosts, South Africa and Georgia.

# france-rugby - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Stuttering France held by impressive Japan

It was the first international at the newly-opened venue U Arena and its artificial pitch.

# france-rugby - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Springboks bounce back from Ireland defeat to beat France

The Springboks earned a sixth straight win over the French, ending a run of five defeats in a row in November Tests.

# france-rugby - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Captain Read returns as All Blacks roll out big guns for Saturday's clash against depleted France

Dane Coles, Sam Whitelock and Aaron Smith also return for New Zealand.

# france-rugby - Sunday 1 October, 2017

‘I couldn't live without betting… Does that make me an addict? I don't know. I won £20 million’ Interview This post contains videos

‘I couldn't live without betting… Does that make me an addict? I don't know. I won £20 million’

Professional gambler Harry Findlay chats to The42 about a life of sporting highs and lows.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

England edge Titanic tussle with France to book place in World Cup final

The defending champions dug deep to break down the heroic French defence in Belfast.

# france-rugby - Sunday 13 August, 2017

The size of Ireland's task underlined as France clinically dispatch Australia

Les Blues will take some stopping in Thursday’s Pool C decider.

# france-rugby - Friday 16 June, 2017

France receive slap on the wrist for controversial prop swap against Wales

France failed to comply with HIA protocol but there was evidence to suggest they intended to gain a competitive advantage.

# france-rugby - Monday 3 April, 2017

Review group to look into France-Wales substitute row

Prop Uini Atonio was replaced, despite telling Wayne Barnes he was not injured but his back was hurting

# france-rugby - Saturday 18 March, 2017

The 100 minute game! France snatch dramatic and controversial win over Wales

The French win means Ireland will be top tier seeds for 2019 Rugby World Cup.

# france-rugby - Monday 13 March, 2017

Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge for next season in dramatic move in French rugby

The two clubs have won the last two Top 14 titles in France.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Analysis: Joe Schmidt tweaked one of his favourite moves against France

Ireland’s dummy loop play has evolved but they missed a great chance against les Bleus.

# france-rugby - Monday 27 February, 2017

France tried the 'tackle-only' tactic against Ireland but Nigel Owens was on the ball

Italy brought the clever defensive tactic to another level against England.

# france-rugby - Sunday 26 February, 2017

After Ireland's win over France, let's have your questions for Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella

We’ll have a Facebook Live review of the weekend action tomorrow at 1pm.

Kearney the only injury concern for Schmidt as attention turns towards Wales

The Welsh will be desperate for a win in Cardiff after their defeat to Scotland yesterday.

# france-rugby - Saturday 25 February, 2017

'Conor is pretty much his own man and he's very easy to play with'

Joe Schmidt wasn’t surprised to see Johnny Sexton make an impact on his return from injury.

Commanding halfbacks, first-half frustrations and more Ireland talking points

Ireland’s wings made some important defensive plays, while there were signs of tactical tweaks from Joe Schmidt.

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