Saint-Andre to take the blame

2014-03-13 17:49

Coach Philippe Saint-Andre has volunteered to be the scapegoat for France's much criticized performances.

France looking for direction

2014-03-12 21:00

More than two years since Philippe Saint-Andre took charge, France do not seem to know where they are heading as the RWC approaches.

Wounded France ring changes

2014-03-06 11:53

France manager Philippe Saint-Andre has made seven changes to the team to face Scotland at Murrayfield this weekend.

France make one change

2014-02-19 12:38

Racing Matro flank Wenceslas Lauret returns to the French lineup for the Six Nations match against Wales in the Millennium Stadium.

France put faith in brawn

2014-01-31 12:17

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre made no attempt to disguise his reliance on size when he named his team to face England.

France aiming for redemption

2013-11-21 21:30

France will look to end a miserable year on a high note with a fifth straight home win against the Springboks.

France braced for NZ pack

2013-11-07 18:00

An experimental France side will have to get the better of the All Black's most experienced pack in order to end its losing run.

France squad named for Boks

2013-10-11 17:00

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has unveiled a 30-strong training squad for Tests against the All Blacks and the Springboks.

France change 8 for final Test

2013-06-20 10:37

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has replaced more than half the side for the final Test in New Plymouth this weekend.

Le Roux to face All Blacks

2013-06-13 11:14

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has announced four changes to his starting line-up for the second Test against the All Blacks.

Saint-Andre rejects dope claim

2013-05-12 17:44

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre rejected an inference by a former France star that he was encouraging doping.

France retain same squad

2013-03-11 21:08

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has stuck with the same squad from the 13-13 draw with Ireland for their clash with Scotland.

France make two changes

2013-02-26 14:24

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made two changes to the squad to face Ireland, with his team still searching for its first win.

France need killer instinct

2013-02-04 17:19

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has called on his players to rediscover the killer-instinct after their shock loss to Italy.

France rejigs selection process

2012-12-29 16:10

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre and his assistants will now take charge of selection after the traditional committee was disbanded.

Saint-Andre seeks new leaders

2012-11-05 17:27

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre is looking for new leaders to emerge in his team as they prepare to face Australia.

French target RWC 2015

2012-09-13 20:09

France, runners up at the Rugby World Cup last year, hope to earn a top four berth when the RWC seedings for 2015 are calculated.

France shake up their squad

2012-03-12 15:53

Coach Philippe Saint-Andre made six changes to his squad to take on Wales for the final day of the Six Nations tournament.

France name unchanged squad

2012-02-14 13:29

France manager Philippe Saint-Andre has retained the same 23-player squad for the side's away fixture of the season against Scotland.

France stick to winning squad

2012-02-05 15:48

France manager Philippe Saint-Andre has made no changes to his 23-man squad to face Ireland in the Six Nations.

Saint-Andre unveils assistants

2011-12-09 19:00

France's new coach Philippe Saint-Andre has unveiled Yannick Bru and Patrice Lagisquet as his assistant coaches.

Saint-Andre next French coach

2011-08-25 18:07

Former France wing Philippe Saint-Andre will take over from Marc Lievremont as coach of the national team after the World Cup.


France bring back Fickou

2014-03-13 12:52

French coach Philippe Saint-Andre has called back teenager Gael Fickou for the last chance Six Nations clash with Ireland.

France up for Ireland test

2014-03-09 13:40

Philippe Saint-Andre has backed France to be a much improved side when they face Ireland in a potential Six Nations title decider.

'Disrespectful' Picamoles out

2014-02-25 14:53

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has dropped number eight Louis Picamoles from his squad to face Scotland next weekend.

France look to keep momentum

2014-02-08 15:45

France will seek to put together their first back to back Test match wins since November 2012 when they host Italy.

France 'well behind' NZ, Boks

2013-11-24 19:56

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre admits they are not at the level of the top two in the world following defeat to South Africa.

France rue lack of accuracy

2013-11-10 14:00

It was a case of so near and yet so far for France as they put up a spirited fight before going down to the All Blacks.

France look to Parra, Talès

2013-11-07 12:31

Scrumhalf Morgan Parra and flyhalf Remi Talès will form a unique hinge at the centre of the France team against the All Blacks.

France line up Australia tour

2013-07-29 19:00

The French Rugby Federation have announced that they will play three Test matches against Australia in June next year.

Hansen happy with All Blacks

2013-06-15 17:30

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen was happy his improved the execution of their game plan in their second Test against France.

France squad announced

2013-05-14 18:39

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre called up eight uncapped players for his 35-man squad to tour New Zealand tour next month.

France rally behind Michalak

2013-03-14 19:14

France's coach and the players have rallied behind under-fire flyhalf Frederic Michalak ahead of their clash with Scotland.

I'm staying, insists Saint-Andre

2013-03-10 16:12

Despite a dreadful Six Nations campaign, France coach Philippe Saint-Andre insists he is staying with the team.

Saint-Andre: Stop the invasion!

2013-02-24 10:05

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has called for a cut in the number of foreign players in French rugby after their loss to England.

Saint-Andre: No to bonus points

2013-01-22 14:53

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre is totally opposed to the introduction of bonus points for the Six Nations tournament.

France stick to winning squad

2012-11-12 19:58

France made no changes to their 24-man squad which thrashed Australia as they prepare to face Argentina in Lille.

Saint-Andre names France squad

2012-10-16 13:34

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has named a 33-strong squad to prepare for November Tests against Australia, Argentina and Samoa.

Michalak back in France squad

2012-05-31 13:53

France manager Philippe Saint-Andre recalled flyhalf Frederic Michalak when he named his 28-man squad for the tour of Argentina.

Medard to miss Ireland game

2012-02-27 12:18

Fullback Maxime Medard will miss France's Six Nations match against Ireland at the Stade de France due to the knee injury.

Four changes for France

2012-02-07 13:51

Coach Philippe Saint-Andre has announced four changes to his line-up for France's Six Nations game against Ireland.

France name Six Nations squad

2012-01-05 13:51

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has kept faith with 22 members of their RWC squad when he named his Six Nations squad.

Epic try still vivid

2011-10-20 11:53

France play New Zealand in the RWC final at Eden Park, a ground where the All Blacks last tasted defeat in 1994, against the French.

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