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#France

# france-rugby - Yesterday’s News

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

# 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.

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.

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