ARTICLES RELATING TO FRANCE

Brunel takes responsibility for Ramos return from Japan

2019-10-13 16:11

France coach Jacques Brunel says it was his decision to send Thomas Ramos home due to injury earlier this month even though he was fit enough to play for his club Toulouse.

Eddie Jones thanks 'typhoon gods' after RWC game axed

2019-10-10 08:53

England coach Eddie Jones says Super Typhoon Hagibis has given his team a "great opportunity" after their final group game was cancelled.

England calm before storm as typhoon threatens RWC

2019-10-09 10:12

England will not suffer from any loss of momentum if their Rugby World Cup clash with France is cancelled due to violent weather, prop Dan Cole insists.

Lloris out for the rest of the year, says Deschamps

2019-10-07 16:26

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will "almost certainly" be out of action for the rest of the year after his horror injury at the weekend.

France overcome plucky Tonga in close-fought RWC encounter

2019-10-06 11:41

France have beaten Tonga at the Rugby World Cup but were forced to dig deep for their victory.

'Samurai spirit' as Tonga seek fresh France upset

2019-10-04 12:29

Tonga are taking inspiration from samurai swordsmen as they seek to repeat their famous 2011 victory over France at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

France change 11 for Tonga clash at RWC

2019-10-03 09:36

France unveiled their third halfback pairing in three games as they changed 11 players for their Rugby World Cup meeting with Tonga.

France leave it late to subdue USA at RWC

2019-10-02 11:37

France scored three late tries as they held off an unexpectedly strong challenge from the United States at the Rugby World Cup.

France ring the changes for USA clash

2019-09-30 07:46

Louis Picamoles will captain France for the first time, leading out a much-changed French XV to play the United States.

France's Fofana ruled out of Rugby World Cup

2019-09-21 19:03

Retiring France centre Wesley Fofana has been ruled out of the rest of the Rugby World Cup.

 

Mbappe 'not ready' after thigh injury, leaves France squad

2019-10-10 20:43

Kylian Mbappe has been ruled out of France's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey and "needs more time" to recover from a thigh injury.

2 key Rugby World Cup fixtures cancelled over typhoon fears

2019-10-10 06:38

Rugby World Cup organisers have taken the unprecedented step of cancelling two matches as Super Typhoon Hagibis bears down on Japan.

Griezmann all smiles at Barcelona

2019-10-08 17:15

Antoine Griezmann is just as happy playing for Barcelona as he is for France despite rumours of dressing room unrest.

'Back to basics' as misfiring France see plenty to work on

2019-10-06 14:43

French celebrations at reaching the World Cup quarter-finals were short-lived as coach Jacques Brunel rattled off a list of shortcomings that need to be addressed.

Spectre of 2011 haunts injury-hit France against Tonga

2019-10-05 11:40

France go into their clash with Tonga looking to produce a dominant performance that will keep them on track for a Rugby World Cup quarter-final.

Further trouble for France as Ramos and Mauvaka fly home

2019-10-03 17:54

France suffered two more injury blows to their Rugby World Cup campaign when hooker Peato Mauvaka and fullback Thomas Ramos flew home.

'We struggled' admits France coach after USA win

2019-10-02 15:37

French coach Jacques Brunel admitted Wednesday his team struggled to control the game in their 33-7 win against the USA, pointing his finger at the humidity and the referee.

France look to captain Picamoles to inspire against USA

2019-10-01 07:58

France will look to long-serving number eight Louis Picamoles for inspiration as he captains his country against the United States.

Kefu says Tonga can stun France at RWC

2019-09-28 12:43

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu says they are capable of inflicting another Rugby World Cup defeat upon France.

Pumas 'bitter' after last-ditch penalty miss

2019-09-21 15:10

Brave Argentina were left in tears after missing a last-minute penalty that would've completed a sensational comeback win in their Rugby World Cup opener against France.

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