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Gov. threatens to withdraw France from 6N

Sports minister Roxana Maracineanu threatened to withdraw the French team's authorisation to play in the Six Nations if the rugby federation (FFR) does not properly investigate the origin of a COVID-19 outbreak within the squad.

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ESPN Rugby Pick'em: England to stop Wales' winning run

There are just two Six Nations games this weekend due to COVID-19 but ESPN's Pick 'em goes ahead regardless and Tom Hamilton has your top picks for Round 3.

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France vs. New Zealand to open 2023 World Cup

The 2023 Rugby World Cup will kick off with a mouth-watering Pool A clash between hosts France and three-time champions New Zealand, organisers said on Friday.

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COVID-19: France vs. Scotland to go ahead

France's Six Nations match against Scotland in Paris will go ahead on Sunday as planned after the hosts reported no further positive COVID-19 tests for a second consecutive day, organisers said on Wednesday.

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France await 6N decision with 10 COVID cases

France's Six Nations game against Scotland this weekend hangs in wait following 10 positive coronavirus tests among players and staff, a decision is expected on Wednesday.

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COVID: Dupont, four others out of Scotland clash

France's star scrum-half Antoine Dupont and four other first-team players who tested positive for COVID-19 are out of the squad for next Sunday's Six Nations match against Scotland.

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France to name new squad after positive tests

French players Antoine Dupont, Gabin Villiere and Mohamed Haouas have all returned positive COVID-19 tests ahead of their Six Nations clash against Scotland.

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France to return home, isolate after positive tests

The FFR announced that forwards coach William Servat had returned a positive COVID-19 test, a day after head coach Fabien Galthie also tested positive.

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France march on with rare 6N win in Dublin

France's bid to end a more than decade-long Six Nations title drought picked up further steam with a scrappy 15-13 victory over injury-hit Ireland on Sunday.

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Penaud given the nod ahead of Thomas

France coach Fabien Galthie made two changes from the team who beat Italy for their Six Nations clash against Ireland at the Aviva stadium on Sunday.

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Burns replaces Sexton for France clash

Billy Burns and Jamison Gibson Park have replaced the injured Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray for Ireland's Six Nations clash with France on Sunday at the Aviva in Dublin.

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AB's Smith: France's Dupont world's best player

New Zealand scrum-half Aaron Smith described his France counterpart Antoine Dupont as the world's top rugby player on Wednesday.

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France cruise to big Six Nations win in Italy

France got their Six Nations title bid off to the perfect start with a crushing 50-10 bonus point victory over a youthful Italy side in the championship opener in Rome on Saturday.

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27dTom Hamilton

ESPN Rugby Pick'em: Six Nations Week 1 Predictions

With the first weekend of the 2021 Six Nations fast approaching, Tom Hamilton breaks down each of the opening ties and advises you on who you should support in ESPN'S Rugby Pick'em.


Italy name young side for France clash

Franco Smith has named a relatively inexperienced side for Italy's opening Six Nations game against France on Saturday, with 10 of the starting XV having less than 10 caps.


France name experienced side for Italy game

Fabien Galthie has named a more experienced side compared to last year's Six Nations for his side's opening game against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.

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France given green light to play Six Nations

The Six Nations is set to go ahead in full after France eased its strict COVID-19 quarantine protocols for the annual tournament.

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France to trim 6N squad to set up bubble

France are to cut their Six Nations squad from 37 to 31 players as they set up a bubble to avoid COVID-19 contamination, the French league and federation said on Saturday.

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France seek safety assurances before 6N

The French government said it needs guarantees from England and Ireland that it is safe for the national rugby union team to travel for Six Nations matches.

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France chief hopeful Six Nations can go ahead

French rugby federation president Bernard Laporte remains optimistic that the Six Nations will go ahead as scheduled despite the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19: Six Nations in doubt amid French fears

The French sports ministry has recommended that European rugby union games against British clubs be postponed amid the COVID-19 crisis in a blow to the Champions and Challenge Cups, and the Six Nations.

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Ntamack could miss 6N start with surgery

France fly-half Romain Ntamack could miss the start of the Six Nations after suffering a double jaw fracture that requires surgery.

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England win Nations Cup with extra time penalty

England won the Autumn Nations Cup final in the most dramatic circumstances on Sunday, as Owen Farrell landed a "golden point" penalty in extra time to secure a 22-19 victory.

2021 RankingsSix Nations

  • FRA2nd
    Tries Scored 1st Wales : 10 Tries Scored
  • Points Difference
    1st 42 points