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French rugby chief Laporte to appear before government in Covid investigation
# Scrutiny
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# Scrutiny

French rugby chief Laporte to appear before government in Covid investigation

4 hours ago 1,769 Views 0 Comments

Breaches of the bubble led to a 16-case Covid outbreak in the French squad.

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s
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# Vaccination

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s

8 hours ago 8,448 Views 11 Comments

Ireland is currently only using this vaccine for people aged 18-69.

FFR clear France head coach Galthié of wrongdoing after Covid-19 outbreak
# Investigation
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# Investigation

FFR clear France head coach Galthié of wrongdoing after Covid-19 outbreak

Wed 11:36 AM 5,223 Views 4 Comments

Les Bleus’ head coach left the French Six Nations bubble to watch his son play a game.

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year in jail for corruption
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France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year in jail for corruption

Mon 1:20 PM 113,149 Views 21 Comments

Sarkozy was handed a three-year prison sentence of which two years are suspended.

Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'
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# Brexit Checks

Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'

Sun 10:30 AM 48,411 Views 57 Comments

Representatives of Irish hauliers have said they are being held up for longer than they should because of French officials.

French government warns it could pull Les Bleus' approval to play in Six Nations
# Sacre Bleu
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# Sacre Bleu

French government warns it could pull Les Bleus' approval to play in Six Nations

Sat 1:55 PM 9,255 Views 2 Comments

The Sports Minister wants more information on the Covid-19 outbreak in the France camp.

Postponed: France's clash with Scotland will be rescheduled after Covid outbreak
# Off
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# Off

Postponed: France's clash with Scotland will be rescheduled after Covid outbreak

Feb 25th 2021, 12:32 PM 6,653 Views 8 Comments

Another positive test in the French camp today has seen the fixture postponed.

France suspend training after another positive Covid-19 test
# Another Case
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# Another Case

France suspend training after another positive Covid-19 test

Feb 25th 2021, 9:18 AM 6,112 Views 8 Comments

The France squad have been placed in isolation, with the Six Nations meeting with Scotland set for Sunday.

France report no new Covid-19 cases as Scotland game awaits the green light
# Latest
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# Latest

France report no new Covid-19 cases as Scotland game awaits the green light

Feb 23rd 2021, 10:39 AM 2,449 Views 1 Comment

French captain Charles Ollivon was among five players ruled out after testing positive yesterday.

Farrell's Ireland still Covid-free as France wonder if their outbreak started in Dublin
# Healthy
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# Healthy

Farrell's Ireland still Covid-free as France wonder if their outbreak started in Dublin

Feb 22nd 2021, 3:08 PM 28,461 Views 24 Comments

Les Bleus’ Six Nations hopes have been hit hard with key players now ruled out of the Scotland game.

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle move top in France
# On The Rise
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# On The Rise

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle move top in France

Feb 20th 2021, 7:06 PM 14,355 Views 9 Comments

They scratched out a 16-11 home victory over Stade Francais on Saturday.

Scrum coach Servat tests positive as France confirm third Covid-19 case
# Les Bleus
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# Les Bleus

Scrum coach Servat tests positive as France confirm third Covid-19 case

Feb 17th 2021, 10:09 AM 5,118 Views 3 Comments

However, all the French players have tested negative for the second time this week.

'Ireland need to de-structure the game a little bit, play at a huge tempo'
# Future View
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# Future View

'Ireland need to de-structure the game a little bit, play at a huge tempo'

Feb 16th 2021, 3:46 PM 9,984 Views 11 Comments

This week’s edition of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra involved plenty of discussion of Ireland’s attack.

Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt
# Clarity
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# Clarity

Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt

Feb 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 15,394 Views 23 Comments

The Irish attacking effort was underwhelming against France in yesterday’s Six Nations defeat.

Ireland used to win these tight games - they've gone backwards since 2018
# Nearly Men
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# Nearly Men

Ireland used to win these tight games - they've gone backwards since 2018

Feb 15th 2021, 6:45 AM 29,289 Views 72 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s methods worked – Ireland need to re-introduce them.

Farrell has 'mixed emotions' as Ireland's attack fails to fire against France
# Back Foot
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# Back Foot

Farrell has 'mixed emotions' as Ireland's attack fails to fire against France

Feb 14th 2021, 9:02 PM 7,453 Views 26 Comments

The head coach rued his team’s failure to score when France were down to 14 players.

'We're definitely seeing progress,' insists Henderson after Ireland defeat in Dublin
# Optimistic
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# Optimistic

'We're definitely seeing progress,' insists Henderson after Ireland defeat in Dublin

Feb 14th 2021, 6:37 PM 6,919 Views 36 Comments

The stand-in skipper rued Ireland’s inability to take advantage of France’s yellow card.

Farrell's Ireland come up short as France hold on for Six Nations win in Dublin
# Les Bleus
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# Les Bleus

Farrell's Ireland come up short as France hold on for Six Nations win in Dublin

Feb 14th 2021, 4:56 PM 43,059 Views 208 Comments

The home side battled hard in the closing minutes but have now lost two from two in this championship.

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Championship
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Championship

Feb 14th 2021, 2:20 PM 52,889 Views 78 Comments

France beat Ireland 15-13 in a scrappy but tense game at the Aviva.

The talking points ahead of today’s crunch Ireland -France test
# Big Issues
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# Big Issues

The talking points ahead of today’s crunch Ireland -France test

Updated Feb 14th 2021, 12:11 PM 19,141 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s season is on the line today – and coach Andy Farrell knows it.

Ireland will get a taste of life without Sexton and Murray as in-form France visit
# Big Ask
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# Big Ask

Ireland will get a taste of life without Sexton and Murray as in-form France visit

Feb 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 23,302 Views 33 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side will need a superb performance to keep their Six Nations hopes alive.

Fabien Galthie says in-form France still have ‘significant room for improvement’
# On The Up
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# On The Up

Fabien Galthie says in-form France still have ‘significant room for improvement’

Feb 13th 2021, 8:19 PM 3,304 Views 2 Comments

Les Bleus will take to the field against Ireland in Dublin as tournament favourites.

Keith Earls: 'I've accepted that I've made mistakes - mistakes happen'
# Fronting Up
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# Fronting Up

Keith Earls: 'I've accepted that I've made mistakes - mistakes happen'

Feb 12th 2021, 6:03 PM 8,257 Views 25 Comments

The Ireland wing wins his 90th cap on Sunday.

Fabien Galthié: 'Burns has many of the same qualities as Sexton' From The42

Fabien Galthié: 'Burns has many of the same qualities as Sexton'

Feb 12th 2021, 5:37 PM 5,522 Views 5 Comments

The France coach also said his team have improved in the last 12 months.

Two changes as France name team to face Ireland
# Selection
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# Selection

Two changes as France name team to face Ireland

Feb 12th 2021, 11:50 AM 16,174 Views 19 Comments

Teddy Thomas drops to the bench as Matthieu Jalibert continues at fly-half.

Sexton, Murray and Ryan ruled out for Ireland as Burns gets nod at No10
# Le Crunch
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# Le Crunch

Sexton, Murray and Ryan ruled out for Ireland as Burns gets nod at No10

Feb 12th 2021, 11:41 AM 59,662 Views 106 Comments

Iain Henderson will captain the side while there is also a recall for Rhys Ruddock as Andy Farrell names his team for Sunday’s Six Nations tie against France.

Farrell set to hand Ruddock an Ireland recall for Six Nations clash with France
# Possible XV
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# Possible XV

Farrell set to hand Ruddock an Ireland recall for Six Nations clash with France

Feb 11th 2021, 7:40 PM 36,609 Views 82 Comments

James Ryan is set to miss out, while captain Johnny Sexton could also be ruled out.

'We know we can't afford to slip up again' From The42

'We know we can't afford to slip up again'

Feb 10th 2021, 5:50 PM 6,642 Views 19 Comments

Conor Murray is relishing this week’s clash with Antoine Dupont’s France.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on trial over IS tweets
# National Rally
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# National Rally

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on trial over IS tweets

Feb 10th 2021, 7:17 AM 18,426 Views 0 Comments

She is charged with breaking hate speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic State atrocities in 2015.

O'Mahony banned for three Six Nations games following red card against Wales
# Suspended
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# Suspended

O'Mahony banned for three Six Nations games following red card against Wales

Feb 9th 2021, 6:55 PM 45,950 Views 121 Comments

The 31-year-old was sent off for making contact with the head of Tomas Francis.

Fraught week for Farrell and Nucifora as Ireland fight to recover against France
# Goals
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# Goals

Fraught week for Farrell and Nucifora as Ireland fight to recover against France

Feb 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,908 Views 21 Comments

A home defeat to les Bleus would leave Ireland staring at a miserable Six Nations campaign.

'A Six Nations is not won on the first day' - Farrell's Ireland turn to France test
# Next Job
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# Next Job

'A Six Nations is not won on the first day' - Farrell's Ireland turn to France test

Updated Feb 8th 2021, 8:23 AM 19,670 Views 32 Comments

An opening-round defeat away to Wales has Ireland on the back foot.

France captain urges team to lift tempo for 'crucial' Ireland Six Nations trip
# Le Crunch
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# Le Crunch

France captain urges team to lift tempo for 'crucial' Ireland Six Nations trip

Feb 6th 2021, 7:36 PM 8,153 Views 2 Comments

France meet Ireland next Sunday in a mouthwatering St Valentine’s Day clash at the Aviva.

Dupont shines as France open campaign with easy win over Italy
# French Evolution
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# French Evolution

Dupont shines as France open campaign with easy win over Italy

Feb 6th 2021, 4:04 PM 8,480 Views 20 Comments

Les Bleus open up the championship with a seven try victory over Italy in Rome.

Poll: Who do you think will be crowned 2021 Six Nations champions?
# Have Your Say
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# Have Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will be crowned 2021 Six Nations champions?

Feb 5th 2021, 7:45 AM 6,794 Views 5 Comments

The tournament starts this weekend in Rome, London and Cardiff.

France to close borders to non-EU countries to limit spread of Covid-19
# Travel
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# Travel

France to close borders to non-EU countries to limit spread of Covid-19

Jan 30th 2021, 1:32 PM 20,166 Views 22 Comments

France is restricting its borders and shutting all large shopping centres from tomorrow.

French government gives Six Nations the go-ahead
# Green Light
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# Green Light

French government gives Six Nations the go-ahead

Jan 28th 2021, 11:12 PM 5,281 Views 7 Comments

The France national team will be given a quarantine exemption for the competition, though the decision is being kept under review.

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France
# Green Light
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# Green Light

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France

Jan 27th 2021, 5:00 PM 14,865 Views 5 Comments

French authorities have expressed concerns over the ‘UK strain’ of Covid-19.

Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury
# Key Man
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# Key Man

Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury

Jan 24th 2021, 1:44 PM 3,537 Views 0 Comments

The elusive centre was forced off during Racing 92′s defeat to Bordeaux yesterday.

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say
# Covid-19
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# Covid-19

No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say

Jan 24th 2021, 11:46 AM 30,355 Views 34 Comments

Health agencies say the vast majority of post-vaccination fatalities were among people who were elderly and already vulnerable.

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