France to play Samoa, Australia and New Zealand in 2016

Sofiane Guitoune of France goes over to score for France

France have announced that they will play Samoa, Australia and New Zealand on successive weekends in their 2016 Autumn Internationals in November.

France will be led by new coach Guy Noves and will begin their international window against Samoa on November 12 at a venue to be decided.

France have relocated from Paris, playing Fiji in Marseille (2014), Tonga in Le Havre (2013) and Argentina in Lille (2012).

France will then host the Wallabies on November 19 before taking on the two-time reigning world champions All Blacks on November 26, both matches taking place at the Stade de France.

France rugby union schedule for 2016

Six Nations

Feb 06 Italy, at Stade de France

Feb 13 Ireland, at Stade de France

Feb 26 Wales, at Cardiff

Mar 13 Scotland, at Edinburgh

Mar 19 England, at Stade de France

June tour

Jun 18 Argentina, at TBC

Jun 25 Argentina, at TBC

November Tests

Nov 12 Samoa, at TBC

Nov 19 Australia, at Stade de France

Nov 26 New Zealand, at Stade de France

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