France

Deadly: Wilkinson in full-flow

RW Icons calendar: Why we made our choices

WHEN PUTTING your name to any definitive list, you open yourself up to, at best healthy debate, at worst widespread ridicule, so when RW came up with the Icons calendar…

Away day blues: Brive lost to Oyonnax

Top 14: Losing away from home accepted

Here’s a stat to chew on. Five clubs in the Top 14 this season have failed to score points in a match, the clubs in question being Bayonne (55-0 vs…

Searching for answers: France after the loss to the Springboks

What next for France?

What are we going to do about France? What is France going to do about Philippe Saint-Andre? Rugby World's Gavin Mortimer offers his own assessment of Les Bleus from the…

Needed: Input from an experienced fly-half like O'Gara

France can build on All Blacks performance

There were times on Saturday night when France made the All Blacks look ordinary. But ten years from now the record books and the rugby websites won’t mention that fact.…

Apprentice: Tales has kept a close eye on Wilkinson

Tales wants French revenge on New Zealand

By Gavin Mortimer  AS TEST debuts go, they don’t come much tougher than the one endured by Remi Tales. The French fly-half replaced Frederic Michalak 64 minutes into the second…

Turned a corner: Remi Tales

Is there an identity crisis for France?

The editorial in Monday’s edition of Midi Olympique pulled no punches. The national team is beset by a “gloomy lassitude”, declared the paper, brought on by a year in which…