France’s Rugby World Cup campaign starts Saturday 19th September – keep up to date with all the latest news and fixtures, and check our Rugby World Cup 2015 page for more information.

France’s Rugby World Cup Record: P43 W30 D1 L12

1987 Runners-up
1991 Quarter-finals
1995 Third
1999 Runners-up
2003 Fourth
2007 Fourth
2011 Runners-up

How they qualified: Automatically as one of the top 12 sides at RWC 2011.

Vital statistic: 38 – The record number of tackles French captain Thierry Dusautoir made during the World Cup quarter-final game against the All Blacks.

Did you know? French fly-half Thierry Lacroix was the top points scorer in the 1999 Rugby World Cup with 112 points, ahead of Gavin Hastings and Andrew Mehrtens

If they were a celebrity… Inspector Clouseau…Prone to unintentional hilarity and capable of unwittingly achieving their aims through unconventional methods

Odds: 20-1

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French rugby seeks to return to normality

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Top 14: French leave no easy option

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Jonathan Sexton will be targeted by France on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images.

France have no qualms over targeting Sexton

Jonathan Sexton will have to prove once again that he can cope under pressure with France admitting they will target him in Sunday’s decisive Pool D fixture in Cardiff. The…