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#France

# france-rugby - Thursday 17 October, 2019

How are the teams shaping up entering the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan?

As the Rugby World Cup enters the knock-out stages, we take a look at the health of the eight quarter-finalists ahead of a massive weekend in Japan.

# france-rugby - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Dupont the difference as France do enough to hold off brave Tonga

Les Bleus booked their place in the quarter-finals but they were pushed all the way.

# france-rugby - Saturday 21 September, 2019

As it happened : France v Argentina, Rugby World Cup

Pool C opens with a mouth-watering clash in Tokyo and we’re going minute-by-minute.

# france-rugby - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Ntamack and Dupont start as France opt for youth against Argentina

Stade Francais out-half Nicolas Sanchez starts for the Pumas in Tokyo.

# france-rugby - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Huget heroics give France pre-World Cup boost

Italy captain Sergio Parisse made his 140th international appearance as his side were outclassed.

# france-rugby - Monday 26 August, 2019

France's Gabrillagues appeals six-week ban in bid to save his World Cup

The second row was found guilty of a dangerous clearout at a ruck against Scotland two weekends ago.

# france-rugby - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Scotland redeem themselves with warm-up victory over France

Gregor Townsend’s side bounced back from last week’s heavy defeat in Nice.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

France second row Gabrillagues handed six-week ban for illegal clearout

A World Rugby disciplinary committee deemed that the act of foul play against Scotland was intentional.

France make four changes for Scotland, as Racing centre added to World Cup squad

Virimi Vakatawa has replaced the injured Geoffrey Doumayrou.

# france-rugby - Monday 19 August, 2019

Veteran France international not 'bitter' after World Cup omission

Morgan Parra has made 71 Test appearances, a Les Bleus record in the number nine shirt.

# france-rugby - Saturday 17 August, 2019

France hammer Scotland in Nice, as 13-try Italy run riot against Russia

Ireland’s opening World Cup opponents were handed a reality check on Saturday evening.

# france-rugby - Thursday 15 August, 2019

France's Fijian-born winger to make Les Bleus debut against Scotland

Alivereti Raka has been named in Jacques Brunel’s starting XV.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Mathieu Bastareaud has a new club

The discarded French centre has joined Lyon until the end of the World Cup.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Bastareaud retiring from international rugby after World Cup omission

The French centre made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

'Rugby hurts' - 83-time France international retires

Dimitri Szarzewski will finish the campaign early and miss the end-of-season play-offs as Racing host La Rochelle on Friday.

# france-rugby - Friday 12 April, 2019

French rugby clubs vote against foreign coach for national team

Bernard Laporte said he will ‘respect this choice’ of the clubs as the FFR begins the search for Jacques Brunel’s successor.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

O'Gara linked with French coaching role for World Cup

Les Blues reportedly want to bring the Ireland legend on board for September’s tournament.

# france-rugby - Monday 11 March, 2019

Man of the match Ryan does his talking on the pitch

The second row was part of a dominant performance from the Ireland pack against France.

# france-rugby - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'I could not imagine we would suffer as much' - Brunel

France’s wildly inconsistent form continued in Dublin as they produced an abject performance against Ireland.

Out of 10: How did you rate Ireland in their dominant four-try win over France?

James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Cian Healy and Garry Ringrose were all outstanding at the Aviva Stadium.

# france-rugby - Friday 8 March, 2019

'It will be hard to say goodbye': Schmidt's final Six Nations game in Dublin

The Ireland head coach is ready for his last competitive game in charge at the Aviva Stadium.

Beirne given weekend off after reporting 'soreness' in training

The Munster second row has made a strong injury comeback but has been given more time by Joe Schmidt.

Joe's trust in JVDF, interesting bench calls and more selection talking points

Ireland return to the Aviva Stadium to face France on Sunday.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

France unveil team to face Ireland in next Sunday's Six Nations clash

Coach Jacques Brunel has kept faith with the side that defeated Scotland.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Scotland playmaker Russell ruled out of France clash

The Racing 92 out-half will miss Saturday’s game in Paris due to a head injury.

# france-rugby - Monday 11 February, 2019

France players accountable for England 'disaster' - Camille Lopez

It was les Bleus’ heaviest defeat to an English side since 1911.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Cardiff scrum-half Williams to make Six Nations debut in Paris

Warren Gatland has named his Wales team for Friday night’s opener against France.

# france-rugby - Thursday 24 January, 2019

France centre to retire from internationals after World Cup

Wesley Fofana says he will continue his club career beyond 2019.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'Johnny – the biggest balls on the planet'

In this extract from ‘No Borders,’ various members of the Irish team recall the victory over France in the 2018 Six Nations opener.

# france-rugby - Friday 21 December, 2018

French rugby proposes lowering tackle height to waist level

French rugby bosses also suggested banning tackles by two players and head-on-head challenges.

# france-rugby - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Brilliant scenes in Paris as sublime Fiji earn historic win over France

The Stade de France was left stunned.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

French rugby to support Gareth Thomas after former Wales star suffers homophobic attack

Les Bleus will wear rainbow laces during their match against Fiji

# france-rugby - Saturday 17 November, 2018

France claim first win in nine months by beating Argentina in Lille

Teddy Thomas crossed twice as the hosts secured an important victory.

# 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.

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