Brunel forecasts 'brighter future' for France after World Cup agony

2019-10-20 13:40

Outgoing coach Jacques Brunel insisted France could look forward to a "brighter future" after their heartbreaking World Cup quarter-final loss to Wales.

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.

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.

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.

Fofana still in doubt as France coach Brunel considers options

2019-09-14 18:49

France centre Wesley Fofana remains a doubt for France's World Cup opener next weekend, says coach Jacques Brunel.

France drop Lambey, Priso for World Cup squad

2019-09-02 21:21

France head coach Jacques Brunel dropped lock Felix Lambey and prop Dany Priso from his final Rugby World Cup squad.

French clubs vote against foreign coach for national team

2019-04-12 18:12

French rugby clubs have opposed the idea of having a foreign coach for the national team, according to the results of a referendum released.

Willemse back in France starting XV

2019-03-14 11:12

France coach Jacques Brunel kept tinkering with his line-up, making six changes to take on Italy in his team's final Six nations match.

France refuse to ring Six Nations changes

2019-02-13 18:10

France coach Jacques Brunel has stayed loyal to the same squad of players for the Six Nations clash with Scotland despite two defeats in a row.

Fiji beat 'pathetic' France to claim historic victory

2018-11-25 06:04

Fiji humiliated France to claim an historic first victory over Les Bleus in more than 60 years less than a year before the World Cup.


France call on SA-born Le Roux for Wales QF

2019-10-18 09:02

France coach Jacques Brunel has named his team for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Wales in Oita.

'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.

'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 face Pumas in 'group of death' opener

2019-09-20 08:31

France take on dangerous Argentina in their Rugby World Cup opener on Saturday in a crunch fixture that could potentially leave the losers staring into the abyss.

France drop Lambey, Priso for World Cup squad

2019-09-03 12:00

France head coach Jacques Brunel dropped lock Felix Lambey and prop Dany Priso from his final Rugby World Cup squad.

France's Brunel denies problems with new coaches ahead of World Cup

2019-07-11 16:26

Jacques Brunel has denied that new arrivals to the French coaching staff ahead of the Rugby World Cup would cause trouble among the squad.

Under-fire France to show different face against injury-hit Scotland

2019-02-22 10:34

Under-fire France might never have a better opportunity to get their Six Nations back up and running as they host Scotland.

'We're on the right track' says Brunel after latest loss

2019-02-02 20:17

The day after his team blew a 16-point lead to Wales, France coach Jacques Brunel said that he was "sure that we're on the right track".

France aim to avoid another Pumas mauling

2018-11-16 13:17

France welcome Argentina to Lille seeking to avoid an 11th defeat by the Pumas since the turn of the century.

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