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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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15dAaron 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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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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20dNick 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.

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24dESPN Staff

Lopez out of France-South Africa Tests

France and Clermont Auvergne fly-half Camille Lopez won't travel to South Africa and will instead undergo surgery following Sunday's Top 14 final against Toulon.

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World Rugby U20: England off to a flier

England began their defence of the World Rugby U20 Championship by hammering Samoa 74-17 in Georgia.

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France recall Plisson for Boks Tests

France head coach Guy Noves has recalled Stade Francais fly-half Jules Plisson for their summer Tests against the Springboks, while four players could make their debut in South Africa.

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Whiteley named Boks captain for 2017

Springboks head coach Allister Coetzee has named Warren Whiteley as the new Boks captain as he announced his squad for the upcoming three Tests with France in South Africa.

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Way-too-early predictions for RWC 2019

France to bow out in pool play? Ireland to finally feature in the last four? ESPN's global writers put their reputations on the line with these way too early predictions for Rugby World Cup 2019.

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UAE set to host All Blacks vs. France

A new 'Memorandum of Understanding' between UAE Rugby and the French Rugby Federation could see a historic Test held in 2018 between Les Bleus and the All Blacks.

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Six Nations authorities to further review France sub

The Six Nations Untoward Incident Review Group will take over the investigation into France's controversial substitution in the closing stages of their final Six Nations match against Wales.

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France lock Maestri charged with misconduct

Yohann Maestri has been charged with misconduct for comments he made about referee Wayne Barnes in the aftermath of his side's 20-18 Six Nations win over Wales.

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North 'disappointed' over alleged bite ruling

Wales wing George North has expressed his 'disappointment' at the lack of action taken over an alleged biting incident during the climax of last weekend's 20-18 defeat in France.

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Montpellier seek expenses

Montpellier have demanded that France's rugby bosses pay their six-figure expenses for Saturday's postponed Top 14 clash with Racing 92.

2017 RankingsSix Nations

  • FRA4th
    TRIES SCORED 1st England : 16 Tries Scored
  • FRA3rd
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st England : 65 Points Difference