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  • France suffer Jauzion Blow

    Toulouse centre Yannick Jauzion will be out for up to two months after fracturing a bone in his left hand at the weekend, the club...

  • Pelous wanted for senior role

    French rugby chief Bernard Lapasset tipped Fabien Pelous for a role in the country's federation after the veteran quit the international stage.

  • Pelous makes it official

    Veteran French lock Fabien Pelous officially ended what has been an illustrious 12-year international career at a press conference at the French Rugby Federation Headquarters...

  • Pelous set to retire from internationals

    France's caps record holder and former captain Fabien Pelous looks set to announce his international retirement on Wednesday, after announcing he was to hold a...

  • Lievremont wants ‘French flair’ to return

    New French coach Marc Lievremont says his goal is to build a team playing positive and winning rugby. Lievremont, who won 25 caps in the...

  • Lievremont named as new French coach

    Former international flanker Marc Lievremont has been appointed France coach, the French Rugby Federation (FFR) said on Wednesday. Lievremont succeeds Bernard Laporte, who joined the...

  • Laporte denies corruption

    French rugby coach Bernard Laporte on Friday dismissed allegations of corruption made against him as being unfounded. Laporte was reported in French Sports magazine L'Equipe...

  • Michalak blasts Laporte

    Frederic Michalak has blamed poor tactical decisions from outgoing coach Bernard Laporte for France's exit from the World Cup. France bowed out of the tournament...

  • Bernie’s latest clanger

    Bernard Laporte is not exactly renowned for his political correctness, and as such it seems odd he should be taking up a senior political position...

  • Laporte defends choices

    France coach Bernard Laporte has defended his tactics in the aftermath of the heart-breaking World Cup semi-final defeat to England in Paris on Saturday.

  • Jauzion’s advice for England

    France centre Yannick Jauzion believes England will have to change their approach this weekend if they are to become the first team to successfully defend...

  • What the French media said

    The French press were in mourning on sunday as they lamented France's World Cup failure while paying tribute to England's defence and the "majestic" boot...

  • Jauzion doubts England’s cred

    France centre Yannick Jauzion pointed at England's patience and realism as the winning virtues of the world Cup semi-final on Saturday.

  • Betsen banishes yellow streak

    France flanker Serge Betsen will be aiming to exorcise his personal demons of four years ago when he takes the field against England in Saturday's...

  • Dusautoir out to ‘destory’ England

    Thierry Dusautoir, the man dubbed France's 'Destroyer', intends to put his body on the line for a second successive week to secure Les Bleus a...

  • France lost for words

    The whole of France, and for that matter most of the world, will wake up on Sunday lost for words in trying to sum up...

  • France’s date with destiny

    They've beaten South Africa, they've beaten Australia, they've won the Six Nations crown for the past two years, but not since that famous day at...

  • France to play with pride

    French captain Raphael Ibanez has promised the All Blacks a display full of pride, determination and self belief when the sides meet in the quarter-finals.

  • Hosts look towards Cardiff

    France scrum-half Jean-Baptiste Elissalde believes travelling to Cardiff for a bizarre 'away' quarter-final against New Zealand could be a blessing in disguise for the rightful...

  • Laporte sweats on injuries

    France are in danger of being without lock Fabien Pelous and loose forward Imanol Harinordoquy for Friday's crunch World Cup clash with Ireland at Stade...

  • France fall and Argentina rise in rankings

    France's World Cup misery grew a little heavier with news that Friday's 17-12 defeat to Argentina in Paris caused them to fall two places in...

  • Pelous `still has hope`

    France remain the masters of their own destiny in the World Cup despite their opening-night defeat to Argentina, according to Les Bleus lock Fabien Pelous.

  • Victory vital: Heymans

    French starter Cedric Heymans has been quick to stifle his selection delight by switching his attention to Friday's World Cup opener against Argentina.

  • France name team for World Cup opener

    World Cup hosts France have announced their squad for the tournament opener against Argentina on Friday at the Stade de France. Coach Bernard Laporte has...

  • French cry Spartan

    The French team have adopted 'Spartan' as their war cry for their World Cup campaign. Asked about it coach Bernard Laporte said: "It is the...

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