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From The42 Bernard Laporte wants an annual Club World Cup instead of the Champions Cup Radical

Bernard Laporte wants an annual Club World Cup instead of the Champions Cup

The French Rugby Federation president says ‘it could be a breath of fresh air for the whole of world rugby.’

From TheJournal.ie Two people dead after being attacked by knife-wielding man in French town Stabbing

Two people dead after being attacked by knife-wielding man in French town

The attack happened at 11am in a commercial street in Romans-sur-Isere.

From TheJournal.ie France cancels traditional end of secondary school exams in favour of continuous assessment Le Bac

France cancels traditional end of secondary school exams in favour of continuous assessment

The ‘bac’ has been a rite of passage for French students since it was introduced by Napoleon in 1808.

From TheJournal.ie France fines Apple €1.1 billion for anti-competitive acts Apple Fine

France fines Apple €1.1 billion for anti-competitive acts

The country’s competition authority said Apple and top re-sellers agreed to align prices with Apple’s own pricing for its iPads.

From TheJournal.ie France shuts bars, nightclubs, cinemas and restaurants to help combat coronavirus Lockdown

France shuts bars, nightclubs, cinemas and restaurants to help combat coronavirus

A number of countries have imposed sweeping restrictions to help fight the illness.

From TheJournal.ie 'Prohibition to circulate in the streets': Spain goes into lockdown mode as state of emergency declared Coronavirus

'Prohibition to circulate in the streets': Spain goes into lockdown mode as state of emergency declared

France has witnessed a surge in cases, with 4,500 people infected, and 91 deaths.

From The42 Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt Off

Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt

The suspension includes all collective training by the professional clubs in France.

From The42 France prop Haouas gets three-week ban for punch against Scotland Suspended

France prop Haouas gets three-week ban for punch against Scotland

The 25-year-old had three weeks shaved off for his “good conduct, guilty plea and relative inexperience.”

From The42 Uefa dismisses reports that they have received requests to postpone Euro 2020 Nothing To See Here

Uefa dismisses reports that they have received requests to postpone Euro 2020

The tournament is still set to go ahead in Rome later this summer.

From The42 Top 14 to discuss postponement rather than playing behind closed doors Action Plan

Top 14 to discuss postponement rather than playing behind closed doors

Ulster’s Champions Cup quarter-final away to Toulouse could be played behind closed doors.

From The42 U20 title charge left in limbo as Ireland await call on France fixture On Ice

U20 title charge left in limbo as Ireland await call on France fixture

Noel McNamara’s men have every right to expect their match to be called off, but can’t afford to stop preparing to face France.

From The42 Farrell says Ireland players were deflated to hear of France postponement 6 Nations

Farrell says Ireland players were deflated to hear of France postponement

The squad trained in Abbottstown today believing they are well in the hunt for the Championship.

From The42 Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed CONFIRMED

Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed

The decision has been made due to fears over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

From The42 Ireland's visit to Paris in major doubt as France bans gatherings of more than 1,000 Confusion

Ireland's visit to Paris in major doubt as France bans gatherings of more than 1,000

The French rugby federation says ‘there is no official information’ to confirm the game will be postponed.

From The42 Scotland's Ritchie 'shocked' by Haouas punch as France blow Grand Slam hopes Les Bleus See Red This post contains videos

Scotland's Ritchie 'shocked' by Haouas punch as France blow Grand Slam hopes

Les Bleus crashed to a 28-17 defeat at Murrayfield.

From The42 Red card costly as France's Grand Slam bid is squandered with defeat to Scotland Bleus It This post contains videos

Red card costly as France's Grand Slam bid is squandered with defeat to Scotland

After overcoming England, Italy and Wales, the championship leaders saw their winning run halted.

From The42 Scotland make three changes for French showdown as Brown prepares for 50th cap And The Team Is...

Scotland make three changes for French showdown as Brown prepares for 50th cap

Gregor Townsend’s side will host the Six Nations Test on Sunday.

From The42 Galthié doubting Thomas’ ability to do job against the Scots Ready Teddy Go

Galthié doubting Thomas’ ability to do job against the Scots

French coach drops inconsistent French winger Teddy Thomas for Sunday’s big game in Murrayfield.

From The42 Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations Opposition

Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations

Dan McFarland’s side will provide opposition at today’s session.

From The42 From Central Park to central characters in Ireland/France rivalry Old School

From Central Park to central characters in Ireland/France rivalry

Shaun Edwards mentored Andy Farrell when the Ireland coach was a teenager at Wigan, now they are set to go up against one another next week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shame': Walkouts at French Oscars as Roman Polanski wins best director Cesar Awards

'Shame': Walkouts at French Oscars as Roman Polanski wins best director

Actor Adele Haenel led the walk-out after the 86-year-old director’s win at the César Awards.

From The42 Farrell plans to use weekend off to cram for French exam Bouncebackability

Farrell plans to use weekend off to cram for French exam

Ireland coach also revisited last weekend’s disaster in Twickenham and said players ‘did not look after one another well enough’.

From The42 'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming' Gutted

'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming'

Johnny Sexton feels Ireland could have dealt with England’s linespeed better.

From The42 Ireland still waiting for clarity on Italy game rescheduling with October a possibility New Plans

Ireland still waiting for clarity on Italy game rescheduling with October a possibility

Andy Farrell’s squad will train next week even without a game to play.

From The42 Ireland to proceed with two-day camp and make new plans after Italy game postponed PLAN OF ACTION

Ireland to proceed with two-day camp and make new plans after Italy game postponed

Ireland now turn their attention towards a visit to Paris on 14 March.

From The42 Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle Contest

Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle

Professional performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the contests in the air in this Six Nations.

From The42 No Neymar but PSG aided by own goal for the ages in win over Lyon Back Of The Net

No Neymar but PSG aided by own goal for the ages in win over Lyon

A 4-2 win for Paris Saint-Germain, helped by Fernando Marcal’s truly stunning second-half own goal.

From The42 France hold off Italy comeback to top Six Nations table Strong Start

France hold off Italy comeback to top Six Nations table

Les Bleus have gone two from two in front of their own fans.

From The42 20-year-old centre gets first start as France make one change for Italy clash Continuity

20-year-old centre gets first start as France make one change for Italy clash

Montpellier man Arthur Vincent replaces the injured Virimi Vakatawa.

From The42 Bravo les Bleus! But it's too early to know if France are genuinely back Victoire

Bravo les Bleus! But it's too early to know if France are genuinely back

Similarly, we can’t write off England’s Six Nations hopes just yet.

From The42 Brilliant les Bleus light up Paris with Six Nations win over Eddie Jones' England Trés Bien

Brilliant les Bleus light up Paris with Six Nations win over Eddie Jones' England

The French raced into a 17-0 half-time lead at Stade de France.

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s child abuse': FGM lawyer who helped prosecute over 100 people in France welcomes first-ever Irish prosecution Female Genital Mutilation

'It’s child abuse': FGM lawyer who helped prosecute over 100 people in France welcomes first-ever Irish prosecution

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Linda Weil-Curiel praises the sentences handed down at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court earlier this week.

From The42 France name two debutants and a frightening backline for England clash Jouez

France name two debutants and a frightening backline for England clash

Anthony Bouthier and Mohamed Haouas will win their first caps in Paris on Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus latest: Japan, EU, US and South Korea to evacuate citizens from Wuhan Wuhan

Coronavirus latest: Japan, EU, US and South Korea to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

All cases had involved people who had been in or near Wuhan, but Japan and Germany have now reported human-to-human cases.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus reaches Europe as France confirms three cases Coronavirus

Coronavirus reaches Europe as France confirms three cases

The two confirmed cases, the first in Europe, were announced by the health minister Agnes Buzyn.

From TheJournal.ie Tear gas deployed by police as 15 arrested in new anti-Macron demonstration in Paris Gilets Jaunes
From TheJournal.ie Notre Dame 'not saved yet' and still in a 'state of peril' following devastating fire Paris

Notre Dame 'not saved yet' and still in a 'state of peril' following devastating fire

A blaze in April last year destroyed the roof and toppled the spire of the medieval cathedral.

From TheJournal.ie Police kill man who stabbed passer-by to death in Paris park Villejuif

Police kill man who stabbed passer-by to death in Paris park

At least two other people are reported to have been stabbed during the attack.

From TheJournal.ie 21 taken to hospital after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning during Christmas mass in France Oise

21 taken to hospital after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning during Christmas mass in France

The cause of the poisoning has not been determined but investigators were looking into a gas heater.

From TheJournal.ie Notre Dame unable to host Christmas services for first time since French Revolution Paris

Notre Dame unable to host Christmas services for first time since French Revolution

The Paris landmark was damaged by a fire this year and reconstruction is expected to take several years.

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