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10 years on: France stun All Blacks in Cardiff

France secured their place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals on this day in 2007 with a dramatic 20-18 victory. It would prove to be New Zealand's last defeat at the tournament to date.

27dESPN Staff

France find extra £30m for World Cup bid

France's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup is to include a £150 million fee to World Rugby, £30m more than the amount required

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27dESPN Staff

England could skip 6N opener - report

England and France could skip the opening round of the Six Nations from 2020, according to a report in The Times.

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40dJames Harrington

FFR boss Laporte meets investigators

French Rugby Federation (FFR) president Bernard Laporte was due to meet government-appointed investigators Thursday to explain his role in a potential conflict-of-interests scandal that has rocked the Gallic game.

47dJames Harrington

Investigation ordered into Laporte

France's sports minister has ordered an investigation into allegations of favouritism against FFR president Bernard Laporte that have now prompted six members of union's influential appeals board to resign and rocked the corridors of French rugby power.

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48dJames Harrington

Laporte rejects demands to resign

French rugby president Bernard Laporte has rejected demands for his resignation, despite being mired in a potential conflict of interests scandal that has prompted five members of the FFR's Appeals Board to quit.

48dESPN Staff

Fearns open to France call up

Carl Fearns is targeting a place in the France squad after being told by Eddie Jones that he would not last 15 minutes in a Test match.

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61dESPN Staff

WRWC: England, NZ cruise into semis

Defending champions England joined New Zealand in the semifinals of the Women's Rugby World Cup with a 47-26 defeat of the United States in Dublin.

64dSean Nevin

Women's RWC: Pool stage permutations

The Women's Rugby World Cup is heading into the final pool stage games on Thursday, but what does each team need to do to make the last four?

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62dMarie Crowe

Can anyone upset England or NZ at WRWC?

The Women's Rugby World Cup is set for a dramatic pool stage finale on Thursday as six teams battle it out for four semifinal spots. New Zealand and England are red-hot favourites to progress.

84dCraig Dowd

Law changes should provide speedier, simpler rugby - Dowd

World Rugby should be applauded for its looming law changes with the amendments set to simplify and speed up the game, which is a huge positive for referees and fans alike -- Craig Dowd writes.

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89dESPN staff

Law amendments set to shake up breakdown contest

The ability of openside 'fetchers' to dominate the breakdown could be a thing of the past, after World Rugby rubberstamped three new amendments as part of an overhaul to the game's laws set to commence next month.

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114dESPN Staff

Laporte backs Guy Noves after series defeat

French rugby president Bernard Laporte has backed Guy Noves to remain as coach of the national team despite falling to a 3-0 series defeat to the Springboks in South Africa.

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116dJohn Goliath, KweséESPN

Whiteley wary of unpredictable French

The French are unpredictable at the best of times, but probably more so going into a dead rubber.

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117dKweséESPN reporter

Dreyer to debut among four Bok changes

Hardworking prop Ruan Dreyer will make his debut for the Springboks on Saturday in the final Test against France in Johannesburg, while experienced scrumhalf Francois Hougaard and outside centre Jesse Kriel both return to the starting XV.

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117dNick Said, KweséESPN

Noves changes three for final Test against Boks

France coach Guy Noves has made three changes to his backline but kept his forward pack intact for the third and final Test against South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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120dKweséESPN Staff

French admit to doubts after heavy losses

Centre Gaël Fickou admits doubt has crept into the French ranks after conceding close to 40 points in two successive matches against South Africa.

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121dKweséESPN reporter

"Angry" Noves rued French mistakes in Bok loss

French coach Guy Novès is angry about mistakes made by his side in Saturday's second Test defeat to South Africa in Durban, but also admitted a "discrepancy in class" between the two sides.

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France reprimanded in HIA row

The French rugby federation has been reprimanded for failing to follow head injury assessment (HIA) protocols during the conclusion to March's RBS 6 Nations win over Wales in Paris.

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124dESPN Staff

France ring the changes for Durban Test

France head coach Guy Novès has made eight changes to his starting side to face South Africa in the second Test of their June series with captain Guilhem Guirado returning at hooker.

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125dKweséESPN reporter

Serin says France determined to bounce back

Scrumhalf Baptiste Serin says France are determined to show their critics a "different face" after being accused of playing a "rotten" match in the first Test against South Africa last week.

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127dAaron Tillyer

U20 World Championship: All set for seismic semis

With a mouth-watering semifinal against South Africa in prospect, England know they are just two games away from making history at the World Rugby U20 Championship.

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127dNick Said, KweséESPN

Kriel blow for Springboks

There is mixed injury news from the South African camp ahead of the second Test against France in Durban on Saturday.

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132dNick Said, KweséESPN

Boks banking on Loftus magic

South Africa will host France at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria in the first test on Saturday, a venue that even through times of trouble has provided them with home comforts.

2018 RankingsSix Nations

  • FRA1st
    TRIES SCORED 1st England : 0 Tries Scored
  • FRA1st
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st England : 0 Points Difference