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James Hook in training with the rest of the Wales squad in Auckland, New Zealand

James Hook to start at 10 against France

Wales have made one change to the starting line-up which triumphed over Ireland last weekend for the 2011 Rugby World Cup semi-final clash with France at Eden Park on Saturday…

France pick team to take on Wales

France pick team to take on Wales

France head coach Marc Lièvremont on Tuesday announced his team to play Wales in their semi-final match at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday, 15 October, 9am kick off. France: 1.…

France 19 England 12

France 19 England 12

First-half tries from Vincent Clerc and Maxime Médard helped France to a 19-12 victory at Eden Park that sent England tumbling out of the World Cup. Dimitri Yachvili slotted two…

World Cup Quotes of the Day – Tuesday 4 October

World Cup Quotes of the Day – Tuesday 4 October

“Plans remain the same. Expectations are exactly the same. Belief of the squad is exactly the same. We don’t see anything’s changed.” - Assistant coach Wayne Smith says the tournament-ending…

France change two for England – Parra at 10!

France change two for England – Parra at 10!

France coach Marc Lievremont has made just two changes to his side to take on England, from the one that was humiliated against Tonga last weekend. Prop Nicolas Mas returns…

Rugby World Cup quarter-final fixtures confirmed

Rugby World Cup quarter-final fixtures confirmed

The  quarter-final fixtures for Rugby World Cup 2011 have been confirmed after the completion of the pool phase on Sunday. All match times are local to New Zealand. Saturday, 8…

Inside the mind of Marc Lievremont

Inside the mind of Marc Lievremont

France coach Marc Lievremont has given a very revealing press conference after his side’s defeat to Tonga and ahead of the quarter-final against England at Eden Park on Saturday. On…

New Zealand 37 France 17

New Zealand 37 France 17

Full back Israel Dagg led the way with a double as New Zealand swept to a 37-17 victory in their Pool A clash with France at Eden Park. Tries from…