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#France

# france-rugby - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Scotland's Matt Fagerson drops out of team to play France
# Team News
# Team News

Scotland's Matt Fagerson drops out of team to play France

Mar 25th 2021, 2:41 PM 6,621 Views 1 Comment

The Glasgow Warriors number eight has sustained an ankle injury.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

France's Willemse out of Scotland Six Nations title-decider after Wales red
# Blow
# Blow

France's Willemse out of Scotland Six Nations title-decider after Wales red

Mar 23rd 2021, 10:44 PM 6,559 Views 4 Comments

The second row was slapped with a two-game ban.

# france-rugby - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Date for delayed France-Scotland game confirmed
# Refixed
# Refixed

Date for delayed France-Scotland game confirmed

Mar 18th 2021, 7:48 PM 9,687 Views 3 Comments

The Six Nations clash will take place on 26 March at 8pm.

'Satisfied' France unchanged for crunch Wales clash
# As You Were
# As You Were

'Satisfied' France unchanged for crunch Wales clash

Mar 18th 2021, 1:44 PM 3,000 Views 5 Comments

Second-row Romain Taofifenua, fly-half Matthieu Jalibert and flanker Dylan Cretin keep their places.

# france-rugby - Thursday 11 March, 2021

France welcome back Vakatawa but Ntamack starts on the bench against England
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

France welcome back Vakatawa but Ntamack starts on the bench against England

Mar 11th 2021, 12:03 PM 5,128 Views 13 Comments

Les Bleus are looking to record a first Six Nations win at Twickenham since 2005.

Elliot Daly dropped as Max Malins to make first England start against France
# Le Crunch
# Le Crunch

Elliot Daly dropped as Max Malins to make first England start against France

Mar 11th 2021, 11:20 AM 6,153 Views 11 Comments

Hooker Jamie George also drops to the bench in place of Luke Cowan-Dickie.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

France v Scotland Six Nations match to be played as scheduled this weekend
# Green Light
# Green Light

France v Scotland Six Nations match to be played as scheduled this weekend

Updated Feb 24th 2021, 1:22 PM 4,734 Views 2 Comments

Tournament organisers ‘continue to monitor the situation very closely’ ahead of Sunday’s game.

# france-rugby - Monday 22 February, 2021

Scotland fear more than 10 players could be unavailable if France game is rescheduled
# Decision Wednesday
# Decision Wednesday

Scotland fear more than 10 players could be unavailable if France game is rescheduled

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 9:40 PM 36,473 Views 25 Comments

France have registered 14 Covid cases since their victory in Dublin eight days ago, meaning Sunday’s fixture is now in danger.

France captain Ollivon among five new Covid-19 cases
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

France captain Ollivon among five new Covid-19 cases

Feb 22nd 2021, 10:35 AM 7,453 Views 12 Comments

It brings the total number of positive tests recorded in the French camp to 14.

# france-rugby - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Two more France players join Dupont with positive Covid tests
# Problems
# Problems

Two more France players join Dupont with positive Covid tests

Feb 20th 2021, 10:48 PM 7,057 Views 2 Comments

Prop Mohamed Haouas and winger Gabin Villiere are the latest squad members to contract coronavirus.

# france-rugby - Friday 19 February, 2021

Scrum-half Dupont the latest member of French camp to test positive for Covid-19
# Update
# Update

Scrum-half Dupont the latest member of French camp to test positive for Covid-19

Feb 19th 2021, 5:34 PM 6,784 Views 7 Comments

The news comes after head coach Fabien Galthie and scrum coach William Servat also returned positive tests this week.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

France head coach Fabien Galthié tests positive for Covid-19
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

France head coach Fabien Galthié tests positive for Covid-19

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 5:15 PM 26,305 Views 7 Comments

It’s the second confirmed case in the French set-up following Sunday’s Six Nations game in Dublin.

# france-rugby - Sunday 14 February, 2021

'You don't really get second chances at this level' - Henshaw says Ireland need to be more clinical
# Feeling Bleu
# Feeling Bleu

'You don't really get second chances at this level' - Henshaw says Ireland need to be more clinical

Feb 14th 2021, 7:30 PM 6,661 Views 30 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side failed to make the most of their possession for a second week running.

# france-rugby - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Farrell tells players to seize their chance as his Six Nations plans go wildly off script
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

Farrell tells players to seize their chance as his Six Nations plans go wildly off script

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 5:00 PM 27,344 Views 33 Comments

Ireland head into Sunday’s game against France without the services of four key leaders.

'In France they say: 'Il pue le rugby'... Dupont stinks of rugby'
# Toto
# Toto

'In France they say: 'Il pue le rugby'... Dupont stinks of rugby'

Feb 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 23,986 Views 7 Comments

Ireland are coming up against arguably the world’s form player in Antoine Dupont on Sunday.

'Rhys, he's what you would consider the ice hockey enforcer'
# No Fear
# No Fear

'Rhys, he's what you would consider the ice hockey enforcer'

Feb 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,057 Views 8 Comments

Ireland prop Cian Healy says the squad have full faith in the new faces named in the team to play France.

# france-rugby - Friday 12 February, 2021

'I have broken it so far down' - James Lowe fine-tuning his kicking game for Test rugby
# Best Foot Forward
# Best Foot Forward

'I have broken it so far down' - James Lowe fine-tuning his kicking game for Test rugby

Feb 12th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,187 Views 23 Comments

The Ireland wing has also learned that ‘mistakes are amplified’ on the international stage.

# france-rugby - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'I’m not going to go and be stupid. I’m not going to risk anything' - Sexton moves to ease health concerns
# Concussion
# Concussion

'I’m not going to go and be stupid. I’m not going to risk anything' - Sexton moves to ease health concerns

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 3:07 PM 19,057 Views 17 Comments

The Ireland captain says he has full confidence in the return to play protocols.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

'The atmosphere at kick-off was electric': Fans share their stadium stories of Ireland v France in the Six Nations
# William Hill
# William Hill

'The atmosphere at kick-off was electric': Fans share their stadium stories of Ireland v France in the Six Nations

Feb 10th 2021, 9:15 AM 2,230 Views 0 Comments

In the second instalment of our ‘Hear The Roar’ series with William Hill, fans recall being at memorable encounters with Les Bleus.

'We have to be better at winning those critical moments' - Easterby turns attention to France
# Work To Do
# Work To Do

'We have to be better at winning those critical moments' - Easterby turns attention to France

Feb 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,421 Views 30 Comments

The Ireland defence coach also explained why Gavin Coombes has been allowed return to Munster.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

'No setbacks so far' - Ireland optimistic Sexton and Ryan will face France
# On Track
# On Track

'No setbacks so far' - Ireland optimistic Sexton and Ryan will face France

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 3:03 PM 11,686 Views 42 Comments

The pair were both removed with head injuries during Sunday’s defeat to Wales.

# france-rugby - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Jalibert partners Dupont in strong France team for Six Nations opener against Italy
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

Jalibert partners Dupont in strong France team for Six Nations opener against Italy

Feb 4th 2021, 12:26 PM 6,743 Views 5 Comments

In the back-row, Gregory Alldritt is fit to start at number eight following his pre-tournament injury scare.

# france-rugby - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Chat ruled out of France's Six Nations opener as Galthié trims squad
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Chat ruled out of France's Six Nations opener as Galthié trims squad

Jan 31st 2021, 8:31 PM 6,706 Views 1 Comment

The FFR have confirmed a 31-man squad for the tournament.

# france-rugby - Monday 25 January, 2021

France centre Vakatawa ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland
# Key Player
# Key Player

France centre Vakatawa ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland

Jan 25th 2021, 5:34 PM 3,370 Views 0 Comments

The 28-year-old is set to miss the opening two matches of this year’s tournament with knee ligament damage.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

France's Ntamack out for up to eight weeks and set to miss Six Nations game against Ireland
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

France's Ntamack out for up to eight weeks and set to miss Six Nations game against Ireland

Dec 30th 2020, 2:53 PM 4,577 Views 11 Comments

Ntamack has undergone surgery on a double jaw fracture he suffered in a Top 14 match

# france-rugby - Saturday 28 November, 2020

11 debutants feature as France beat Italy to reach Autumn Nations Cup final
# Winning
# Winning

11 debutants feature as France beat Italy to reach Autumn Nations Cup final

Nov 28th 2020, 10:25 PM 8,633 Views 0 Comments

Winger Gabin Villiere celebrated his Test bow as one of five try scorers.

# france-rugby - Saturday 31 October, 2020

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

Oct 31st 2020, 7:15 PM 86,872 Views 94 Comments

France proved too strong for Ireland in the final game of this year’s Six Nations tournament.

# france-rugby - Thursday 6 August, 2020

A number of Stade Francais players test positive for coronavirus ahead of Top 14 season start

A number of Stade Francais players test positive for coronavirus ahead of Top 14 season start

Aug 6th 2020, 8:08 PM 6,671 Views 1 Comment

The players have tested positive for coronavirus after a training camp in Nice.

# france-rugby - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Join The42 for a special Guinness Six Nations event to preview Ireland's clash with France
# A Night In Paris
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# A Night In Paris

Join The42 for a special Guinness Six Nations event to preview Ireland's clash with France

Mar 5th 2020, 9:25 AM 18,097 Views 1 Comment

We’re hosting a night of rugby chat at Dublin’s DTwo Bar on Thursday, 12 March.

# france-rugby - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Ireland's Six Nations fixture against France in serious doubt as government announce ban on public gatherings
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Ireland's Six Nations fixture against France in serious doubt as government announce ban on public gatherings

Feb 29th 2020, 4:08 PM 51,939 Views 37 Comments

The French government held an exceptional cabinet meeting on Saturday as they seek to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

# france-rugby - Saturday 22 February, 2020

France remain on course for Six Nations Grand Slam after beating Wales in Cardiff
# Allez Les Bleus
# Allez Les Bleus

France remain on course for Six Nations Grand Slam after beating Wales in Cardiff

Feb 22nd 2020, 7:15 PM 20,202 Views 56 Comments

Les Bleus claimed a first win on Welsh soil since 2010.

# france-rugby - Monday 10 February, 2020

Fractured leg rules France winger out for the rest of the Six Nations
# Vincent Rattez
# Vincent Rattez

Fractured leg rules France winger out for the rest of the Six Nations

Feb 10th 2020, 6:20 PM 15,549 Views 5 Comments

“Finished,” Vincent Rattez wrote on Instagram.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

France name 19 uncapped players in Six Nations squad as veterans miss out
# New Look
# New Look

France name 19 uncapped players in Six Nations squad as veterans miss out

Jan 8th 2020, 4:31 PM 11,142 Views 21 Comments

Maxime Medard, Yoann Huget, Wenceslas Lauret and Rabah Slimani have all been omitted.

# france-rugby - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Moriarty's late try seals World Cup semi-final berth for Gatland's Wales
# Last Four
# Last Four

Moriarty's late try seals World Cup semi-final berth for Gatland's Wales

Oct 20th 2019, 10:18 AM 17,261 Views 39 Comments

Wales secured a tense, one-point win over 14-man France.

# france-rugby - Thursday 17 October, 2019

How are the teams shaping up entering the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan?
# Down To Business
# Down To Business

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

Oct 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 26,213 Views 14 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Oct 6th 2019, 10:47 AM 10,563 Views 12 Comments

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
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened : France v Argentina, Rugby World Cup

Sep 21st 2019, 7:30 AM 61,738 Views 31 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Ntamack and Dupont start as France opt for youth against Argentina

Sep 19th 2019, 3:01 PM 7,640 Views 10 Comments

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
# Looking Good
# Looking Good

Huget heroics give France pre-World Cup boost

Aug 31st 2019, 1:24 AM 13,839 Views 3 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Aug 26th 2019, 12:48 PM 5,098 Views 0 Comments

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

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