# France

This month
December 2023
France lock Taofifenua available for Six Nations after reversing international retirement
‘After the brutal end we experienced… it’s hard to say ‘stop”.
Last month
November 2023
France captain Dupont to make 'sacrifices' for Olympics bid
The 27-year-old is set to join France’s sevens squad in January.
This year
Dupont sees World Cup dreams shattered on another wild night in Paris
The France captain added moments of brilliance but couldn’t steer his team over the line in Paris.
Dupont takes centre stage as Springboks look to spoil the party in Paris
The scrum-half returns for a huge quarter-final tie at the Stade de France tonight.
Dupont '100%' for France's World Cup quarter-final
Scrum coach William Servat was speaking after 26-year-old trained for the second day wearing a headguard.
Galthie's France preparing for next 'World Cup final'
The tournament hosts completed a perfect pool stage record with their 60-7 thrashing of a team who ran them close less than eight months ago.
'No doubt' Dupont could return for quarter-final as Namibia's Deysel handed ban
Dupont underwent surgery for a fractured cheekbone following the incident.
Dupont expected to return to France squad after surgery for fractured cheekbone
The France captain suffered the injury in a clash of heads with Namibia captain Johan Deysel.
Jelonch captains France against Uruguay on injury return
The Toulouse back-rower is one of 12 changes for Thursday’s game in Lille.
French World Cup build-up overshadowed by Chalureau race case
The 31-year-old, who has been capped six times, has appealed against the conviction.
France World Cup hopes rocked by Willemse withdrawal
The 30-year-old Pretoria-born lock has been replaced in the 33-man squad by Montpellier teammate Bastien Chalureau.
Worry for France ahead of World Cup opener
Jonathan Danty has emerged as a doubt to face New Zealand.
Injured flanker Jelonch included in France's Rugby World Cup squad
France open the World Cup by facing three-time winners New Zealand in Paris on 8 September.
La Rochelle's Hastoy starts at 10 as Alldritt to lead France against Fiji
Antonie Hastoy takes over at out-half for the injured Romain Ntamack.
Ntamack injury a major blow but France still have quality to win World Cup
The tournament will be poorer for the absence of the gifted Toulouse out-half.
Scotland play down Ben White injury concerns as stars return for France
White has been left out of the squad set to take on a strong Les Bleus side in Saint-Etienne on Saturday.
Irish U20s skipper McCarthy: 'We can hold our heads high'
Richie Murphy’s side slumped to a disappointing 50-14 defeat in the World Rugby U20 Championship final.
Ireland boss Richie Murphy laments try decision that 'turned' final
France scored seven tries in their 50-14 victory in Athlone.
Ireland U20s suffer heartbreaking loss to France in World Cup final
Richie Murphy’s side were well beaten in the tournament’s climactic game.
France rugby prop Haouas sentenced to new prison term for assault
The 29-year-old’s punishment comes a month after he was sentenced to a year in jail for having hit his wife.
Australia's wannabe France lock Meafou ineligible for World Cup
The lock fails to meet residency criteria upped to five years from three by World Rugby in 2022.
France's Hoauas to miss Rugby World Cup after domestic violence conviction
Fabien Galthie said on Wednesday that tight-head prop will not be picked.
Ex-France centre Bastareaud to retire
The 34-year-old played his 54th and final Test for Les Bleus in 2019.
Former France international critical of Top 14 club Clermont over concussion
Sebastien Vahaamahina has been forced into retirement.
France's Danty returns for England Six Nations trip
France last won at Twickenham in 2007.
Marcus Smith recalled to England squad for Six Nations clash with France
The Harlequins fly-half was dropped from last week’s training camp in Brighton.
French prop Haouas banned for rest of Six Nations
Haouas will miss France’s next game against England at Twickenham and the tournament closer against Wales in Paris.
France prop Atonio gets 3-match ban for Herring tackle but could return to face Wales
Atonio will return to play Wales on 18 March if he completes tackle school.
The out-half with shades of Johnny Sexton and prepping for 'tougher and bigger' Italians
The Ireland U20s are two wins from two in their Six Nations title defence.
Sexton on Murray: 'Amazing that he could show up and put in the performance he did'
Johnny Sexton praised Conor Murray after Ireland’s win against France following a difficult week off the pitch for the scrum-half.
'The belief is real' - Farrell full of praise for his players after stunning defeat of France
The Ireland head coach felt his side were full value for the win following a gripping contest in Dublin.
Ireland continue to live up to the hype as France become latest statement scalp
The world’s top two teams served up a classic at a wonderfully loud and lively Aviva Stadium.
'Your defence is your character' - Farrell backs Ireland to handle all-action France attack
The Ireland head coach also praised James Ryan as the lock prepares to win his 50th Test cap.
'Home advantage has to be a weapon for us' - Ireland look to bring the noise against France
Andy Farrell is hoping for a special occasion when France visit Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Sheehan ruled out as Ireland name otherwise unchanged side for France showdown
Ireland will take on the defending champions on Saturday.
'You can force mistakes out of them' - McCloskey on how Ireland can beat France
Stuart McCloskey is preparing to play France for the first time at Test level.
Raphael Ibanez extends France contract
Coach Fabien Galthie announced earlier this month that he had extended his stay until 2027.
Lock Willemse returns to France squad for Six Nations
Les Bleus head coach Fabien Galthie has named eight uncapped players in his squad.
Last year
Penaud double takes France to 'confidence-boosting' win over Japan
Les Bleus claimed a 13th straight success less than 10 months out from the Rugby World Cup.
England make record-breaking start as Rugby World Cup begins
The ninth edition of the tournament opened with two entertaining affairs.