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  • France have the flair: Chabal

    After a resounding victory over Wales on Sunday France will head into the World Cup in high spirits, and according to Sebastian Chabal, with thirty...

  • Laporte plays down big win over Wales

    France coach Bernard Laporte did his best to keep talk of a World Cup triumph on home soil in check after his side completed their...

  • Mas ready to step up to the plate

    While the whole of France was this week left to mourn the withdrawal of Sylvain Marconnet from Les Bleus' World Cup squad, there would have...

  • Les Bleus veteran feared the worst

    Pieter De Villiers will make his return to the France team on Sunday just a fortnight after fearing his World Cup dreams could be ruined...

  • Betsen to lead Les Bleus against Wales

    Biarritz flanker Serge Betsen will captain France in their Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Sunday.

  • Bernard Laporte stirring again

    Outspoken French coach Bernard Laporte has again stirred up controversy ahead of the Rugby World Cup, accusing the All Blacks of playing 'to the limit...

  • Lapasset ‘appalled’ at Bayonne brawl

    The French Rugby Federation (FFR) are to open an inquiry following the incidents in Ireland's World Cup warm-up match in Bayonne that saw Brian O'Driscoll...

  • Maso goes on the defensive

    France team manager Jo Maso has put up a stout defence of his under-fire pack ahead of the return match against England this weekend.

  • Laporte gives the rested a run

    France have rung the changes in their 22-man squad for the World Cup warm-up match against England in Marseille on Saturday. Veteran winger Christophe Dominici...

  • De Villiers out of rematch

    Veteran prop forward Pieter de Villiers is set to be left out for France's second World Cup warm-up match against England in Marseille next weekend...

  • France lose Jauzion

    France will be without their outstanding centre, big Yannick Jauzion, when they play England at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon.

  • Laporte ‘misinterpreted’ over drug comments

    The most recent media comments from the flamboyent and long-serving French coach Bernard Laporte, in his farewell term with the national team, have suggested he...

  • Pelous just happy to be back

    Relief at finally being back in a France jersey will override any feelings about equalling Philippe Sella's caps record when Fabien Pelous takes to the...

  • Les Bleus hungry for action

    France coach Bernard Laporte believes he will be unleashing a hungry group of players when Les Bleus take on England in the Rugby World Cup...

  • Maso unmoved by England

    France team manager Jo Maso has played down England's crushing victory over Wales last weekend and believes his team's clash with the world champions at...

  • Michalak and Pelous set to face England

    Frederic Michalak and Fabien Pelous should make their long-awaited returns to international action when France take on England in the Rugby World Cup warm-up match...

  • Maso insists there will be no split

    France are determined to learn from their mistakes of four years ago as they head into their series of warm-up matches ahead of the World...

  • Laporte questions English rugby

    As England prepare to take on France in a World Cup warm-up match this weekend their coach, Bernard Laporte, has questioned if English rugby is...

  • France want Mas for scrums

    Perpignan prop Nicolas Mas will provide opposition for France's World Cup scrum on Thursday and August 9, according to team officials.

  • Laporte apologises to Dickinson

    When France were on tour to New Zealand in June, Stuart Dickinson refereed their first Test against the All Blacks in Auckland and was the...

  • France hand Ibanez the armband

    France have revealed that hooker Raphael Ibanez will captain the side during the World Cup later this year, taking over from previous captain Fabien Pelous.

  • Naval battle for SA and France

    A French Navy rugby team will pit their skills against a South African Navy team at the Defence Force sports grounds in Pretoria on July...

  • Dusautoir in as Elvis leaves the building

    Toulouse loose forward Thierry Dusautoir has been called into France's 30-man Rugby World Cup squad following the withdrawal through injury of Elvis Vermeulen.

  • Laporte to join French government

    French coach Bernard Laporte will become his country's new Minister of Sport after this year's World Cup. Laporte has only the World Cup crown to...

  • Castaignede feels betrayed

    French international fullback Thomas Castaignede said on Saturday that being left out of the World Cup squad left him feeling as if he had lost...

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