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#Les Bleus

# les-bleus - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

New coach, new faces ... same old story? The French perspective on the Six Nations

French rugby blogger Jérémy Sarda continues our look behind enemy lines ahead of the Six Nations kick-off.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Flowing-locked Szarzewski follows France captain Dusautoir into Test retirement Fin

Flowing-locked Szarzewski follows France captain Dusautoir into Test retirement

The Racing 92 hooker joins the likes of Michalak, Papé and Mas in international retirement.

# les-bleus - Friday 9 October, 2015

5 talking points on Ireland's team for the massive RWC clash with France

Keith Earls has a man mountain of a task ahead of him.

Earls a surprise pick at 13 for Ireland as Payne misses out on France clash

Here’s the Ireland side to face the French.

Saint-André makes two changes for crunch World Cup clash with Ireland on Sunday

Louis Picamoles and Noa Nakaitaci both return for the French.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Ireland's fully-fit squad means difficult selection meetings for France clash

Assistant coach Simon Easterby said Jared Payne trained fully this morning.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

France earn bonus point win against dogged Romania

The French made it two wins from two in tonight’s Pool D encounter.

# les-bleus - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Dusautoir returns from injury as France count down to big World Cup opener

“This team could very well be like the one that will take on Italy,” says PSA.

# les-bleus - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Yoann Huget showed that his boots are made for more than just stamping

The winger’s try killed off English hopes in Paris last night.

# les-bleus - Friday 21 August, 2015

Joe Schmidt will be keeping a close eye on 'Le Crunch' part deux tomorrow

Ireland’s clash with France looks like being key to Pool D at the World Cup.

# les-bleus - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Guy Noves will take over as France coach the day after the World Cup

Philippe Saint-Andre has served just one term.

# les-bleus - Friday 13 February, 2015

'Even when we win, there is criticism' - Fofana ignores the negativity as France land in Dublin

French media focusing on Les Bleus’ failure to score a try against Scotland.

# les-bleus - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Ireland's Peter O'Mahony: 'There's always a fear factor with France'

The Munster captain says Joe Schmidt’s men are intent on improving on their showing against Italy.

# les-bleus - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Saint-Andre upbeat despite French struggles ahead of trip to Dublin Les Bleus This post contains a poll

Saint-Andre upbeat despite French struggles ahead of trip to Dublin

The French toiled on their way to an unconvincing win over Scotland.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Philippe Saint-André has picked an impressive France XV to face Scotland

The French have opted to leave Morgan Parra on the bench as Rory Kockott starts alongside Camille Lopez.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

How did Ireland's World Cup opponents get on this November?

France were up and down, Italy picked up one win, while the Romanians and Canadians struggled.

# les-bleus - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Four drop goals help Argentina to upset Saint-André's France in Paris

Ireland’s World Cup opponents were tactically out-thought in the French capital.

# les-bleus - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Benzema and Pogba fire French to victory over Ronaldo's Portugal

The Euro 2016 hosts were 2-1 winners at the Stade de France.

# les-bleus - Monday 7 July, 2014

'France are the Spain of rugby' - More pressure on Saint-André

Toulon’s Bernard Laporte has joined his president in questioning Les Bleus’ head coach.

# les-bleus - Monday 30 June, 2014

United front important for French success, says Cabaye

The French take on Nigeria today with a place in the last-eight on the line.

# les-bleus - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Ambitious France out to confirm World Cup credentials against Nigeria

Didier Deschamps’ side swept past Honduras and Switzerland, before a stalemate against Ecuador.

# les-bleus - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Wallabies grind out win in ugly second Test against Les Bleus

Ewen McKenzie’s men wrapped up their series victory with a 6-0 success in Melbourne against France.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

10 changes for France as Saint-André reacts to first Test hiding

Les Bleus have recalled Thierry Dusautoir as captain ahead of their second clash with the Wallabies.

# les-bleus - Saturday 7 June, 2014

France concede seven tries as the Wallabies rip it up in Brisbane

Les Bleus gave an abject performance that again calls Philippe Saint-André’s reign into question.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Mercurial Frédéric Michalak returns at out-half for Les Bleus

Gaël Fickou and Wesley Fofana form a potentially brilliant centre pairing for Philippe Saint-André’s side.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Saint-André names 30-man France squad for 2014/15 season

The group, which includes François Trinh-Duc, will benefit from a less demanding club calendar.

# les-bleus - Friday 14 March, 2014

Defiant display, but defeat for Ireland Women as France hold on to secure Grand Slam

Gillian Bourke scored the first two tries France have conceded in this year’s Championship, but Ireland came up just short.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Szarzewski: I hope Brian O'Driscoll won't finish like he started in Paris

The France hooker says he is disappointed with how the national team is being treated by the media.

Analysis: France's counter-attack poses huge threat to Ireland's Six Nations dreams

This piece uses GIFs and videos to examine Les Bleus’ attacking ‘structure’ as well as their danger on the counter.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

'This is not funny' - France prop Nicolas Mas walks out of press conference

The 33-year-old tighthead prop took exception to being quizzed about the problems of the French scrum.

# les-bleus - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Seven changes for France as Saint-André makes controversial calls

Gaël Fickou has been left on the bench, despite the absence of Wesley Fofana in the centre.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

France like 'clowns in the circus' - Guscott

Ireland face France in Paris in their tournament finale.

# les-bleus - Monday 24 February, 2014

Wesley Fofana's Six Nations looks to be over after fractured rib

Clermont have released a statement saying the inside centre will miss three or four weeks of action.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

'DO IT' orders French newspaper before World Cup playoff tonight

France attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit in tonight’s playoff second leg against Ukraine.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

# les-bleus - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Luke Marshall keen to put 'surreal' debut behind him and take on France 6 Nations This post contains videos

Luke Marshall keen to put 'surreal' debut behind him and take on France

The young Ulster centre says Philippe Saint-Andre’s men will be ‘wounded and hurting’ as they hunt for their first points of this year’s tournament.

Ireland v France: 'We'll take 3-0' in Dublin says beleaguered French boss

Philippe Saint-Andre sounds in upbeat mood.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Top French footballer cited in under-age prostitution probe

The Les Bleus star’s name appeared in the mobile phone of an under-age girl who has been arrested on shop-lifting charges.

# les-bleus - Saturday 9 February, 2013

6 Nations: North's flying finish ends Welsh losing run

The reigning champions claimed their first win since last playing France.

# les-bleus - Monday 3 December, 2012

Leinster fighting fit for Clermont trip

Joe Schmidt has no major injury worries ahead of Sunday’s Heineken Cup trip to French giants Clermont Auvergne.