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

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…

France coach Philippe Saint-André is feeling confident. Photo: Getty Images

France confident ahead of Irish decider

France have no fear over playing Ireland according to Philippe Saint-André despite a poor recent record. Pool D will come down to the clash in Cardiff on Sunday, with the…

Wesley Fofana

World Cup 2015: France 41-18 Canada

France overcame stern resistance from a pumped-up Canada side to run out fairly comfortable 41-18 winners, although after 58 minutes the gaps had been down to six points, when Nathan…


World Cup Highlights: France 41-18 Canada

France secured a bonus point victory over Canada scoring five tries at Stadium MK – Watch the official World Cup highlights here. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.

Bernard Le Roux

Saint-André experiments continue for France

Philippe Saint-André asked to be judged on the World Cup but after four years of experimenting, he’s still trying out new things with the competition in full flow. Playing players…


France make steady progress towards Ireland showdown

Nine points from a possible ten isn’t a bad way to launch a World Cup campaign, and France coach Philippe Saint-Andre declared himself satisfied on Wednesday night after watching his…