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#Les Bleus

# les-bleus - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Raymond Domenech: Henry's handball? All part of the game

The former France manager’s book — All Alone — was released yesterday.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Former France boss Raymond Domenech 'relieved' after revealing his story

Hang on to those book vouchers, Irish football fans.

# les-bleus - Monday 19 November, 2012

Domenech takes aim at French 'divas'

The former Les Bleus boss has criticised the likes of Franck Ribery ahead of the launch of his new book.

# les-bleus - Sunday 18 November, 2012

VIDEO: Here’s how France romped to victory over Argentina last night Know Your Enemy This post contains videos

VIDEO: Here’s how France romped to victory over Argentina last night

It was another impressive performance showing from Les Bleus.

# les-bleus - Friday 16 November, 2012

Encore une fois! Saint-Andre demands repeat performance from France

The former Toulon coach is only too aware that France are capable of producing awful after awesome.

# les-bleus - Monday 9 July, 2012

Deschamps confirmed as Les Bleus manager

The former Chelsea midfielder takes over from Laurent Blanc.

# les-bleus - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Deschamps set to be named as the new France manager

The former Marseille coach will replace Laurent Blanc, who stepped down after the end of the European Championships.

# les-bleus - Monday 2 July, 2012

Deschamps quits Marseille hotseat

The 44-year-old is now the hot favourite to replace Laurent Blanc as manager of the French national side.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Turning the air Bleus: France coach Blanc admits to dressing-room row

“When you’ve lost, you’re more hot-blooded. It got heated, but we all coolled down after a good shower.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Blue might be the colour as Blanc eyes Chelsea post

Former Manchester United defender refuses to rule out move to Stamford Bridge after France’s Euro2012 campaign.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Rory Best to captain Ireland against Scotland on Saturday

Ulster man to lead out Ireland to face Andy Robinson’s side at Lansdowne Rd this weekend.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

This is what your face looks like after you almost beat France in Paris…

Mike Ross shows off some of the battle scars he left the Stade de France with on Sunday evening.

# les-bleus - Monday 5 March, 2012

Opinion: A job half done in Paris

Ireland’s blitz defence very nearly delivered a famous win in Paris, but when the chips were down it was the attack which stuttered.

Saint-Andre solemn after Irish stalemate

‘Trust me, in the changing rooms, there was a feeling of failure in the air. It didn’t feel like a draw.’

# les-bleus - Sunday 4 March, 2012

'Nobody likes a draw' - Tommy Bowe deflated despite two-try performance

Bowe scored two tries that put the visitors within touching distance of a first win in Paris since 2000.

Match report: France battle back to draw with Irish in Paris

The rescheduled clash, postponed from three weeks ago due to a frozen pitch, was well worth the wait.

Reaction: Kidney draws no comfort

The Irish coach admitted he was disappointed with a draw in Paris and is already looking ahead to Scotland’s visit to the Aviva.

'We left it behind us' - O'Connell frustrated by missed opportunity

“We’re playing some good rugby at times and we’re good enough to win these games so it’s very frustrating that we didn’t close it out.”

Six Nations: How Ireland rated

It was a close run thing and a massive collective effort. Here is our judgement on the 22 individual performances.

Open thread: how will Ireland do against France this afternoon?

If they are to make it two wins from three, Ireland will have to earn their first win at the Stade de France since 2000.

# les-bleus - Friday 2 March, 2012

O'Driscoll Snr: Brian could return for Munster clash

Dr. Frank O’Driscoll thinks his son will be back in action in ‘three to four weeks’, in time for Leinster’s Heineken Cup defence and maybe even a trip to Thomond Park.

# les-bleus - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Blow for Les Bleus as Maxime Medard facing lengthy injury lay-off

The full-back has revealed that he faces up to nine months out of action with a serious knee ligament injury.

Groundhog day: do Ireland need a 7 to win in Paris?

Is Peter O’Mahony the the key to an Irish win in Paris this weekend?

# les-bleus - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

As you were: Ireland unchanged for Paris return

Declan Kidney has stressed that an unchanged team does not mean that no thought went into the selection process.

Saint-Andre makes two changes for Ireland clash

The France coach has made one enforced and one tactical change as he urges his side to take Ireland “by the throat.”

Opinion: Paris beckons, but so does a problem at half back

Pride in the jersey is all well and good, but players should be reminded that it is not theirs to keep, it is only on loan.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Injury update: Quartet expected to retain starting place

Rob Kearney, Gordon D’Arcy, Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien are all expected to recover from the injuries sustained against Italy.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Cian Healy: time to get over French farce Thawing Out This post contains videos

Cian Healy: time to get over French farce

After a few days of uncertainty in the Irish camp, the Leinster man says it’s time to get back to business.

# les-bleus - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do in Paris tonight?

It’s a big night for the Irish rugby team – and for coach Declan Kidney. Join our open thread for a bit of pre-match chatter on tonight’s Six Nations game.

Memory lane: five classic clashes with the French Nostalgia This post contains videos

Memory lane: five classic clashes with the French

We’ve had our ups and downs with les Bleus over the years. More downs if truth be told, but it’s always compulsive viewing.

# les-bleus - Friday 10 February, 2012

Worry: Sexton strain provokes Wallace call-up

The Ulster centre was gearing up to start for his province until Jonathan Sexton complained of ‘stiffness’ in his thigh.

Here's what the French media are saying ahead of Saturday's game

The country’s journalists assess the Ireland team, or ‘the little green men’ as they are referred to in certain papers.

'It brings out the best in you' - Jamie Heaslip looking forward to Paris trip

Ireland lost their opening Six Nations Championship game against Wales in Dublin last Sunday afternoon and face a daunting task to get their challenge back on track.

# les-bleus - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Same again: Just not good enough

Kidney’s unchanged line up shows no competition for places and no ambition. It could be a long night in the Stade de France.

# les-bleus - Monday 9 January, 2012

From Eric Cantona seeking nomination to run for President of France France

Eric Cantona seeking nomination to run for President of France

A report in France says Eric Cantona has written to the country’s mayors seeking the nomination of 500 to run against Sarkozy.

# les-bleus - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Three reasons why France can beat the All Blacks... Prospects This post contains videos

Three reasons why France can beat the All Blacks...

Ahead of Sunday’s World Cup Final, here’s why Les Bleus can surprise New Zealand and win the Webb Ellis.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Plus ca change... Lievremont names same French side for World Cup decider

France coach trusts the men who got him to the tournament decider as Les Bleus attempt to shock the All Blacks.

# les-bleus - Thursday 8 September, 2011

A Bluffer's Guide to... the Rugby World Cup FAQ

A Bluffer's Guide to... the Rugby World Cup

Still baffled by all this business in New Zealand? Let us take you by the hand and walk you through the tournament format.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Road-map to victory: 6 reasons Ireland can win the World Cup

Hey, why not? Here’s why Declan Kidney’s men can claim the Webb Ellis trophy in New Zealand next month.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

Lievremont rings changes as Parra kicked to touch

Warren Gatland looks to James Hook for Wales’ trip to Rome.