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#France

# 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.

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations

Can Joe Schmidt mastermind another win over Les Bleus? We’re going minute by minute.

Ireland's Six Nations hopes on the line with confident France in Dublin

It’s make or break for Joe Schmidt’s men against les Bleus.

Farrell wants Ireland's defence to be a try-scoring weapon against France

The Ireland defence coach is pleased to have Johnny Sexton back in the team.

# france-rugby - Friday 24 February, 2017

France 'don't really care' that Sexton's fit, they're worried about Ireland's back row

The Ireland out-half has been rather unfortunate against the French in recent years.

'When I first came into the squad, it was a real rarity that we'd beat them'

Ireland captain Rory Best is back at hooker as Ireland look for another win over France.

'I try not to get distracted by people who throw out opinions and not back it up'

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has defended the nature of his team’s attacking tactics.

Zebo keen on future French adventure but ready to beat les Bleus now

The Munster man can see himself making a move to France later in his career.

Schmidt backs 'great orchestrator' Sexton to lift Ireland for France 10

Schmidt backs 'great orchestrator' Sexton to lift Ireland for France

The 31-year-old is back at out-half in place of Paddy Jackson ahead of tomorrow’s Six Nations clash.

# france-rugby - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Sexton straight back in, McGrath's loosehead nod and Kearney at 15

Joe Schmidt has been able to name a very strong Ireland matchday 23 to face France.

Slimani, Le Roux and Huget all start for France against Ireland

Guy Noves has named his team for the Test with Ireland on Saturday.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Quiz - Match these Irish rugby players with their French club and win a signed Ireland jersey

Test your Ireland-France knowledge ahead of Saturday.

# france-rugby - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'We're under the hammer' - Big selection calls for Ireland before France test

Joe Schmidt is pleased to see his forwards looking more comfortable when passing the ball.

# france-rugby - Thursday 16 February, 2017

France centre Mermoz opts to join Newcastle Falcons

The 30-year-old only signed a short-term deal with Leicester Tigers at the start of the month.

# france-rugby - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Scotland's Finn Russell conjured a bizarre conversion miss from in front of the posts earlier Inexplicable This post contains videos

Scotland's Finn Russell conjured a bizarre conversion miss from in front of the posts earlier

The out-half had a moment to forget in the second-half of the clash with France in Paris.

France edge past battling Scotland in Paris

Guy Noves’ side bounced back from last weekend’s defeat to England with a 22-16 win.

# france-rugby - Friday 3 February, 2017

Last Men Standing - the Irish rugby team from their final game of the amateur era

An emphatic defeat to France was the last outing for Ireland in the amateur game.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Can you recognise these players from the amateur rugby era?

We remember the good old days of ludicrously oversized jerseys.

# france-rugby - Sunday 20 November, 2016

You'd never get tired of watching this incredible finish by Tevita Kuridrani How? This post contains videos

You'd never get tired of watching this incredible finish by Tevita Kuridrani

Kuridrani had absolutely no right to score this try – but he did it anyway.

# france-rugby - Saturday 19 November, 2016

A day of thrilling drama as Australia hold off late French comeback in Paris

Meanwhile, there was late drama at Murrayfield as Scotland beat Argentina.

# 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.

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