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# france-rugby - Saturday 6 August, 2022

All Blacks took 'step up', says under-fire coach Foster
# Claim
# Claim

All Blacks took 'step up', says under-fire coach Foster

Sat 11:08 PM 15,256 Views 4 Comments

The loss to the Springboks was the fifth in six matches after three defeats by Ireland and another by France.

# france-rugby - Saturday 9 July, 2022

France score late try to edge out Japan at emotional second Test in Tokyo
# Narrow Margins
# Narrow Margins

France score late try to edge out Japan at emotional second Test in Tokyo

Jul 9th 2022, 10:01 AM 19,044 Views 1 Comment

The game was played was played the day after the country was shocked by the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe.

# france-rugby - Saturday 2 July, 2022

France survive heat and first-half examination to beat Japan
# First Test
# First Test

France survive heat and first-half examination to beat Japan

Jul 2nd 2022, 9:59 AM 10,568 Views 2 Comments

The sides were level at 13-13 at half-time.

# france-rugby - Thursday 30 June, 2022

France hand Jolmes, Tanga debuts against Japan
# Team News
# Team News

France hand Jolmes, Tanga debuts against Japan

Jun 30th 2022, 12:50 PM 4,237 Views 1 Comment

Flanker Charles Ollivon returns to captain the side after missing the Six Nations through injury.

# france-rugby - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Ireland name team for Summer Series opener against France
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Ireland name team for Summer Series opener against France

Jun 23rd 2022, 7:37 PM 12,373 Views 5 Comments

Ulster back-row Reuben Crothers will captain the side.

# france-rugby - Saturday 30 April, 2022

'No regrets' as French full-back announces retirement
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

'No regrets' as French full-back announces retirement

Apr 30th 2022, 10:55 AM 9,976 Views 3 Comments

Maxime Medard has confirmed that he will be hanging up his boots at the end of the season.

# france-rugby - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Former France fly-half set to retire
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Former France fly-half set to retire

Apr 23rd 2022, 12:56 PM 14,235 Views 1 Comment

Lionel Beauxis announced on Friday night that he would be hanging up his boots at the end of the season.

# france-rugby - Friday 25 March, 2022

Dupont scoops Six Nations Player of the Tournament with nearly 50% of vote
# Toto
# Toto

Dupont scoops Six Nations Player of the Tournament with nearly 50% of vote

Mar 25th 2022, 4:34 PM 7,714 Views 4 Comments

Dupont joins Brian O’Driscoll and Stuart Hogg on the list of players to win the award multiple times.

# france-rugby - Thursday 24 March, 2022

England coach Eddie Jones 'not bullet-proof'
# Warning
# Warning

England coach Eddie Jones 'not bullet-proof'

Mar 24th 2022, 10:56 PM 5,618 Views 1 Comment

His position was again called into question after a defeat by Grand Slam champions France

# france-rugby - Monday 21 March, 2022

Do you agree with Murray Kinsella's Guinness Six Nations Team of the Tournament?
# Top XV
# Top XV

Do you agree with Murray Kinsella's Guinness Six Nations Team of the Tournament?

Mar 21st 2022, 5:00 PM 51,409 Views 40 Comments

The42′s rugby writer picked his selections on this week’s episode of The Front Row, in partnership with Guinness.

# france-rugby - Sunday 20 March, 2022

RFU ‘fully supports’ Eddie Jones despite England’s underwhelming Six Nations
# Backing
# Backing

RFU ‘fully supports’ Eddie Jones despite England’s underwhelming Six Nations

Updated Mar 20th 2022, 4:04 PM 11,971 Views 13 Comments

England lost three games as they finished third.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Dupont, Villière start for France, Navidi returns to Wales back row
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

Dupont, Villière start for France, Navidi returns to Wales back row

Updated Mar 9th 2022, 2:27 PM 7,846 Views 9 Comments

France’s Grand Slam hopes are on the line in Cardiff on Friday night.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Dupont injury scare for France ahead of Cardiff showdown with Wales
# Merde
# Merde

Dupont injury scare for France ahead of Cardiff showdown with Wales

Mar 8th 2022, 4:37 PM 5,240 Views 3 Comments

Star scrum-half left training on Tuesday with his left arm bandaged and an ice pack wrapped round it.

# france-rugby - Friday 25 February, 2022

Scotland's Hamish Watson out of France match with Covid-19
# Setback
# Setback

Scotland's Hamish Watson out of France match with Covid-19

Feb 25th 2022, 6:51 PM 3,846 Views 3 Comments

Two members of the Scotland backroom team have also tested positive.

# france-rugby - Sunday 13 February, 2022

Dupont's France 'not talking about Grand Slam' despite Ireland victory
# No Grand Talk
# No Grand Talk

Dupont's France 'not talking about Grand Slam' despite Ireland victory

Feb 13th 2022, 10:31 AM 6,946 Views 31 Comments

Next up for Dupont and France is a trip to Edinburgh on 26 February.

# france-rugby - Saturday 12 February, 2022

'We're one step behind now, but the tournament is definitely not out of reach'
# Still In It
# Still In It

'We're one step behind now, but the tournament is definitely not out of reach'

Feb 12th 2022, 8:40 PM 11,227 Views 11 Comments

Dan Sheehan focused on the positives after an encouraging individual display against France.

Player ratings: Ireland come up short in France
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

Player ratings: Ireland come up short in France

Updated Feb 12th 2022, 7:58 PM 76,490 Views 132 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side were beaten by a powerful French outfit at the Stade de France.

'The magic is back' – The view from France on a resurgent Les Bleus

'The magic is back' – The view from France on a resurgent Les Bleus

Feb 12th 2022, 6:15 AM 4,003 Views 0 Comments

Johnnie Beattie, co-host of Le French Rugby Podcast, on how the French rugby public have fallen back in love with the national team.

# france-rugby - Friday 11 February, 2022

Ibanez: 'The experience of Johnny Sexton would have counted in this match'
# Leader
# Leader

Ibanez: 'The experience of Johnny Sexton would have counted in this match'

Feb 11th 2022, 6:30 PM 6,443 Views 5 Comments

The France team manager believes Andy Farrell’s side will feel the absence of their captain in Paris.

# france-rugby - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Ireland to bring the intent: Key talking points ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash in Paris
# William Hill
# William Hill

Ireland to bring the intent: Key talking points ahead of Saturday's Six Nations clash in Paris

Feb 10th 2022, 9:00 AM 4,808 Views 0 Comments

Ciaran Kennedy previews a massive game at the Stade de France.

Handling skills set Furlong apart, but scrum still key focus for Ireland's influential tighthead
# Leading From The Front
# Leading From The Front

Handling skills set Furlong apart, but scrum still key focus for Ireland's influential tighthead

Feb 10th 2022, 7:00 AM 3,199 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old has become a major player in Ireland’s attack.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

'There can't be any complacency, we've got to keep pushing forward'
# Locked In
# Locked In

'There can't be any complacency, we've got to keep pushing forward'

Feb 9th 2022, 7:15 AM 5,747 Views 5 Comments

Ireland head to Paris this weekend looking to extend a nine-game winning run.

# france-rugby - Friday 4 February, 2022

France prop Haouas given suspended jail sentence for theft
# Trial
# Trial

France prop Haouas given suspended jail sentence for theft

Feb 4th 2022, 1:19 PM 9,695 Views 0 Comments

The 27-year-old was handed an 18-month suspended sentence and fined €15,000.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Teddy Thomas to miss France's Six Nations clash with Ireland
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

Teddy Thomas to miss France's Six Nations clash with Ireland

Feb 1st 2022, 5:10 PM 6,871 Views 4 Comments

The Racing wing is expected to sit out the opening two rounds of the Six Nations.

# france-rugby - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Former France out-half Guy Laporte dies at 69
# RIP
# RIP

Former France out-half Guy Laporte dies at 69

Jan 29th 2022, 4:51 PM 7,765 Views 4 Comments

Laporte was manager of the French national team from 1993 to 1995.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

France boss Galthié wary of 'very strong' Ireland ahead of Six Nations title bid
# In Form
# In Form

France boss Galthié wary of 'very strong' Ireland ahead of Six Nations title bid

Jan 26th 2022, 10:01 PM 9,109 Views 1 Comment

Les Bleus host Andy Farrell’s side in Paris on 12 February.

France duo Dupont and Ntamack 'doing well' after positive Covid tests
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

France duo Dupont and Ntamack 'doing well' after positive Covid tests

Jan 26th 2022, 4:39 PM 2,816 Views 0 Comments

Les Bleus’ preparation for the Six Nations has been severely disrupted by several withdrawals from the 42-man squad.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Antoine Dupont named in 42-man France squad for Six Nations campaign
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

Antoine Dupont named in 42-man France squad for Six Nations campaign

Jan 18th 2022, 5:26 PM 6,003 Views 3 Comments

The scrum-half has missed the last month because of a knee problem.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

France flanker Gourdon retires at 31 with heart problem
# La Rochelle
# La Rochelle

France flanker Gourdon retires at 31 with heart problem

Dec 21st 2021, 11:49 AM 7,903 Views 10 Comments

Gourdon joined La Rochelle from Clermont in 2012 and played 221 games for the club.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

After 66 appearances and a World Cup runners-up medal, France fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc to retire
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

After 66 appearances and a World Cup runners-up medal, France fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc to retire

Dec 15th 2021, 1:45 PM 5,598 Views 1 Comment

The Bordeaux-Begles player confirmed the news in an interview published on Wednesday.

# france-rugby - Sunday 21 November, 2021

All Blacks coach Foster under pressure after back-to-back defeats
# Sacre Bleu
# Sacre Bleu

All Blacks coach Foster under pressure after back-to-back defeats

Nov 21st 2021, 10:19 AM 16,699 Views 9 Comments

‘World rugby has a new global order, and right now the All Blacks are on the outside looking in.’

# france-rugby - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Beauden Barrett a doubt for All Blacks' France test after Dublin concussion
# Head Games
# Head Games

Beauden Barrett a doubt for All Blacks' France test after Dublin concussion

Nov 17th 2021, 8:50 AM 5,349 Views 1 Comment

New Zealand haven’t lost in Paris since 1973.

# france-rugby - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Galthie's France 'can't copy Ireland' in All Blacks Test
# Different Ball Game
# Different Ball Game

Galthie's France 'can't copy Ireland' in All Blacks Test

Nov 14th 2021, 5:08 PM 17,125 Views 5 Comments

‘They were able to play a fantastic match. There’s no superlative available to describe their performance,’ the coach added.

# france-rugby - Monday 25 October, 2021

Antoine Dupont named France captain for November Tests
# Magician
# Magician

Antoine Dupont named France captain for November Tests

Oct 25th 2021, 2:27 PM 4,521 Views 0 Comments

The scrum-half is standing in for Charles Ollivon, who is out until next year with a serious knee injury.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Ex-France star Picamoles retiring at end of season
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

Ex-France star Picamoles retiring at end of season

Oct 13th 2021, 2:38 PM 5,534 Views 1 Comment

The 35-year-old earned the last of his 82 caps at the 2019 World Cup.

# france-rugby - Monday 20 September, 2021

Burglary trial for France prop Haouas delayed until 2022
# Montpellier
# Montpellier

Burglary trial for France prop Haouas delayed until 2022

Sep 20th 2021, 11:13 AM 8,072 Views 3 Comments

The 27-year-old is facing charges dating back to 2014 involving the alleged robbery of tobacconists.

# france-rugby - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Former France star signs on for another season at Toulouse
# Like A Fine Wine
# Like A Fine Wine

Former France star signs on for another season at Toulouse

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:18 PM 8,126 Views 0 Comments

Maxime Medard has extended his current contract, while two-time World Cup winner Jerome Kaino is to take over the club’s youth side.

# france-rugby - Monday 7 June, 2021

France captain Ollivon set for long-term absence after serious knee injury
# Setback
# Setback

France captain Ollivon set for long-term absence after serious knee injury

Jun 7th 2021, 6:22 PM 6,067 Views 2 Comments

The injury could leave the 28-year-old sidelined for up to nine months.

# france-rugby - Monday 26 April, 2021

Former France winger Huget says his career is over after Achilles tear
# Bleu Monday
# Bleu Monday

Former France winger Huget says his career is over after Achilles tear

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 9:59 PM 15,378 Views 4 Comments

Huget suffered the injury during the weekend’s Top 14 win over Racing 92.

# 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 6,656 Views 1 Comment

The Glasgow Warriors number eight has sustained an ankle injury.

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