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#France

# 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 4,141 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 8,615 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 86,765 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 6,670 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 18,094 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 51,936 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 20,192 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 15,543 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 11,137 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 17,260 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 26,200 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 10,557 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 61,737 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 7,639 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 13,838 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.

# france-rugby - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Scotland redeem themselves with warm-up victory over France
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Scotland redeem themselves with warm-up victory over France

Aug 24th 2019, 3:30 PM 10,983 Views 3 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Aug 20th 2019, 5:14 PM 6,939 Views 10 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Aug 20th 2019, 12:38 PM 6,909 Views 3 Comments

Virimi Vakatawa has replaced the injured Geoffrey Doumayrou.

# france-rugby - Monday 19 August, 2019

Veteran France international not 'bitter' after World Cup omission
# Reaction
# Reaction

Veteran France international not 'bitter' after World Cup omission

Aug 19th 2019, 8:51 PM 15,452 Views 5 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Aug 17th 2019, 10:37 PM 23,401 Views 18 Comments

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
# Rwc Warm-ups
# Rwc Warm-ups

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

Aug 15th 2019, 12:05 PM 7,454 Views 7 Comments

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

# france-rugby - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Mathieu Bastareaud has a new club
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

Mathieu Bastareaud has a new club

Jul 17th 2019, 9:26 PM 19,136 Views 8 Comments

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
# Sacre Bleu
# Sacre Bleu

Bastareaud retiring from international rugby after World Cup omission

Jun 19th 2019, 1:03 PM 8,325 Views 8 Comments

The French centre made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon.

# france-rugby - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

'Rugby hurts' - 83-time France international retires
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

'Rugby hurts' - 83-time France international retires

May 29th 2019, 7:28 PM 11,898 Views 11 Comments

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
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

French rugby clubs vote against foreign coach for national team

Apr 12th 2019, 10:06 AM 7,647 Views 13 Comments

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
# Surprise Move
# Surprise Move

O'Gara linked with French coaching role for World Cup

Mar 20th 2019, 5:00 PM 33,607 Views 37 Comments

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
# Immense
# Immense

Man of the match Ryan does his talking on the pitch

Mar 11th 2019, 12:10 AM 7,056 Views 12 Comments

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
# Miserable
# Miserable

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

Mar 10th 2019, 9:52 PM 19,948 Views 9 Comments

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?
# Player Ratings
# Player Ratings

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

Mar 10th 2019, 5:02 PM 24,352 Views 81 Comments

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
# Home
# Home

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

Mar 8th 2019, 4:32 PM 7,548 Views 9 Comments

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
# Comeback Trail
# Comeback Trail

Beirne given weekend off after reporting 'soreness' in training

Mar 8th 2019, 3:15 PM 13,977 Views 61 Comments

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
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

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

Mar 8th 2019, 2:28 PM 25,461 Views 39 Comments

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
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

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

Mar 5th 2019, 8:18 AM 15,390 Views 45 Comments

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
# Big Loss
# Big Loss

Scotland playmaker Russell ruled out of France clash

Feb 19th 2019, 10:59 AM 4,962 Views 3 Comments

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
# Unhappy
# Unhappy

France players accountable for England 'disaster' - Camille Lopez

Feb 11th 2019, 9:46 PM 9,735 Views 9 Comments

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
# Team News
# Team News

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

Jan 30th 2019, 12:04 PM 7,236 Views 5 Comments

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
# Au Revoir
# Au Revoir

France centre to retire from internationals after World Cup

Jan 24th 2019, 3:25 PM 12,751 Views 16 Comments

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

# france-rugby - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'Johnny – the biggest balls on the planet'
# Grace Under Pressure
# Grace Under Pressure

'Johnny – the biggest balls on the planet'

Dec 25th 2018, 9:00 AM 17,052 Views 13 Comments

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
# Rule Changes
# Rule Changes

French rugby proposes lowering tackle height to waist level

Dec 21st 2018, 11:40 AM 5,399 Views 11 Comments

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

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