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France set up decisive Test with first away win over Wallabies in 31 years
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France set up decisive Test with first away win over Wallabies in 31 years

Jul 13th 2021, 1:38 PM 7,359 Views 3 Comments

Les Bleus hadn’t beaten Australia on their own turf since a victory in Sydney all the way back in 1990.

France beat Kazakhstan - Spain do an Aiden McGeady in Georgia
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# Much Success

France beat Kazakhstan - Spain do an Aiden McGeady in Georgia

Updated Mar 28th 2021, 7:01 PM 8,658 Views 2 Comments

There was also a thumping 8-0 win for Denmark against Moldova.

France welcome back Vakatawa but Ntamack starts on the bench against England
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France welcome back Vakatawa but Ntamack starts on the bench against England

Mar 11th 2021, 12:03 PM 5,133 Views 13 Comments

Les Bleus are looking to record a first Six Nations win at Twickenham since 2005.

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

Feb 27th 2021, 1:55 PM 9,297 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Feb 17th 2021, 10:09 AM 5,134 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Feb 14th 2021, 4:56 PM 43,093 Views 208 Comments

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

Jalibert partners Dupont in strong France team for Six Nations opener against Italy
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Jalibert partners Dupont in strong France team for Six Nations opener against Italy

Feb 4th 2021, 12:26 PM 6,755 Views 5 Comments

In the back-row, Gregory Alldritt is fit to start at number eight following his pre-tournament injury scare.

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

Jan 27th 2021, 5:00 PM 14,887 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
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# Key Man

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

Jan 24th 2021, 1:44 PM 3,554 Views 0 Comments

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

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris
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How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,082 Views 42 Comments

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

France lock le Roux free to play against Ireland after avoiding ban at hearing
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France lock le Roux free to play against Ireland after avoiding ban at hearing

Oct 27th 2020, 4:12 PM 7,123 Views 6 Comments

The Racing 92 second row had been cited for allegedly striking Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones.

Paul Pogba threatens legal action over report that he will quit French team
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Paul Pogba threatens legal action over report that he will quit French team

Oct 26th 2020, 4:00 PM 8,322 Views 3 Comments

The Sun ran the story in England and Pogba says he is ‘appalled, angry, shocked and frustrated’.

Kylian Mbappe tests positive for Covid-19, sits out clash with Croatia
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Kylian Mbappe tests positive for Covid-19, sits out clash with Croatia

Sep 7th 2020, 9:24 PM 5,111 Views 4 Comments

Mbappe is the seventh PSG player to test positive. He played against Sweden on Saturday and trained with the France squad today.

France captain Ollivon backs global calendar 'for the good of rugby'
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# World In Union

France captain Ollivon backs global calendar 'for the good of rugby'

Jun 9th 2020, 11:37 AM 2,638 Views 2 Comments

A realignment is on the cards.

Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France
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Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France

Feb 12th 2020, 7:00 PM 10,981 Views 2 Comments

The French have started the Six Nations strongly in defence but there are potential weaknesses to be exploited.

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

Feb 5th 2020, 4:41 PM 5,037 Views 5 Comments

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

Lopez' left foot ensures France burn off US challenge
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Lopez' left foot ensures France burn off US challenge

Oct 2nd 2019, 10:48 AM 10,596 Views 0 Comments

AJ MacGinty kicked the Eagles to within a score with 15 minutes to go, but Les Bleus had too much firepower.

Griezmann misses another penalty as below-par France triumph against Andorra
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Griezmann misses another penalty as below-par France triumph against Andorra

Sep 10th 2019, 10:34 PM 4,861 Views 4 Comments

The World champions made hard work of beating a side ranked 133 places below them on Tuesday.

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

Aug 15th 2019, 12:05 PM 7,474 Views 7 Comments

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

Galthié to join France in Japan and take over as head coach after World Cup - report
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# Cloud 9

Galthié to join France in Japan and take over as head coach after World Cup - report

Apr 16th 2019, 6:02 PM 8,124 Views 3 Comments

The former Toulon coach is said to have agreed a four-year contract to take the top job with Les Bleus until 2023.

French rugby clubs vote against foreign coach for national team
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French rugby clubs vote against foreign coach for national team

Apr 12th 2019, 10:06 AM 7,655 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.

Giroud sets sights on Platini after becoming France's current top scorer with 35th international goal
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Giroud sets sights on Platini after becoming France's current top scorer with 35th international goal

Mar 26th 2019, 12:16 PM 8,015 Views 9 Comments

The Chelsea striker moved past David Trezeguet last night, and only two players now sit ahead of him in the all-time charts.

World Cup champions France get Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to winning start
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World Cup champions France get Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to winning start

Mar 22nd 2019, 10:19 PM 4,991 Views 1 Comment

Didier Deschamps’ side scored three goals in 12 first-half minutes against Moldova.

Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland
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Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland

Mar 10th 2019, 7:30 AM 6,245 Views 24 Comments

The home side have named 13 of the starting team that beat the All Blacks back in November.

France will 'sniff blood' as they aim to pressure Ireland's 'weaknesses'
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France will 'sniff blood' as they aim to pressure Ireland's 'weaknesses'

Mar 5th 2019, 8:25 PM 8,199 Views 4 Comments

The Toulouse trio of Antoine Dupoint, Romain Ntamack and Thomas Ramos will be central for the French.

'It would be a shame if a French player does not win the Ballon d'Or,' says Henry
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'It would be a shame if a French player does not win the Ballon d'Or,' says Henry

Nov 10th 2018, 1:13 PM 6,763 Views 10 Comments

The Monaco boss believes that Raphael Varane, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann are all standout candidates for the award.

Griezmann delivers Löw blow as World Cup winners reign supreme in Paris against Germany
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Griezmann delivers Löw blow as World Cup winners reign supreme in Paris against Germany

Oct 16th 2018, 10:40 PM 6,390 Views 1 Comment

France sit four points clear at the top of their Nations League group after Antoine Griezmann instigated a 2-1 win over Germany.

Sublime Giroud volley sinks Dutch as France's World Cup champions return home
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Sublime Giroud volley sinks Dutch as France's World Cup champions return home

Sep 9th 2018, 10:37 PM 8,282 Views 4 Comments

Olivier Giroud proved a popular hero on France’s competitive return to Paris against the Netherlands.

Pogba serenades Kanté after 500,000 welcome victorious French team on Champs-Elysees
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# Deux Etoiles

Pogba serenades Kanté after 500,000 welcome victorious French team on Champs-Elysees

Jul 16th 2018, 8:40 PM 38,010 Views 21 Comments

Flyovers, presidential welcomes and raucous fans amounted to a hero’s welcome for Les Bleus.

Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory
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Party begins as delirious French revel in World Cup victory

Jul 15th 2018, 7:33 PM 8,096 Views 13 Comments

Cheers rang out throughout the country for each of four goals in the final.

After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard
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After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard

Jul 10th 2018, 6:35 AM 4,610 Views 14 Comments

The France coach believes that the Chelsea midfielder has had an excellent tournament to date and is “essential” to his plans.

France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler
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France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler

Jul 6th 2018, 4:53 PM 26,759 Views 28 Comments

Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann were on the scoresheet for Les Bleus in Nizhny Novgorod.

France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira
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France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira

Jul 3rd 2018, 8:00 AM 4,268 Views 4 Comments

France great Patrick Vieira backed Didier Deschamps’ men to reach the World Cup final in Russia.

Back row revamp as France make five changes for All Blacks revenge mission
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Back row revamp as France make five changes for All Blacks revenge mission

Jun 13th 2018, 10:07 PM 6,903 Views 5 Comments

Les Bleus are trailing in the series heading to Wellington.

Controversial yellow the turning point as 8-try New Zealand rout France
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Controversial yellow the turning point as 8-try New Zealand rout France

Jun 9th 2018, 10:31 AM 17,153 Views 20 Comments

The All Blacks racked up 41 points in the final half hour with France unable to recover from the setback.

'Deschamps is here until 2020': French football president rules out move for Zidane
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'Deschamps is here until 2020': French football president rules out move for Zidane

Jun 3rd 2018, 10:17 AM 2,481 Views 5 Comments

No ‘Didier-Zizou’ debate, says FFF chief Le Graet.

Zidane will definitely coach France, claims Deschamps
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Zidane will definitely coach France, claims Deschamps

Jun 1st 2018, 7:42 AM 5,087 Views 5 Comments

The Bleus coach feels his former international team-mate will lead the national team one day after announcing his Real Madrid tenure was over.

Hendrick withdraws from squad as Ireland gear up for 'big test' with star-studded French
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Hendrick withdraws from squad as Ireland gear up for 'big test' with star-studded French

May 27th 2018, 7:42 PM 6,327 Views 2 Comments

Manager Martin O’Neill has spoken about the challenge facing his team in tomorrow night’s friendly in Paris.

Teddy Thomas recalled to France squad for All Blacks series
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Teddy Thomas recalled to France squad for All Blacks series

May 22nd 2018, 7:34 PM 8,130 Views 16 Comments

Mathieu Bastareaud’s responsibilities will be increased with captain Guilhem Guirado rested.

No Martial or Lacazette in star-studded France squad
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No Martial or Lacazette in star-studded France squad

May 17th 2018, 7:52 PM 18,574 Views 24 Comments

The pair have been excluded from Didier Deschamps’ squad.

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