HERE’S A curious stat for you. In the professional age, every Six Nations championship following a Lions tour has been won by the French. In 1998 they clinched the Grand Slam while the home nations were still basking in the glory of beating the Springboks the previous summer; four years later France repeated the feat nine months after the Lions trip Down Under. A clean sweep eluded Les Bleus in 2006 – a shock 20-16 defeat to Scotland on the opening weekend their only reverse in winning the title) but in 2010 France had another Grand Slam to celebrate.
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ALI WILLIAMS looks set to play his 100th Super Rugby game off the bench after he and fellow All Blacks Piri Weepu and Ma’a Nonu were relegated to the reserves for Saturday’s match against the Highlanders at Eden Park.
In the wake of the All Blacks training camp in Auckland last weekend, Blues head coach Pat Lam has decided to give…
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The French Rugby squad took the heat off their Rugby World Cup 2011 finals build-up with a relaxed day out in Auckland.
The players and management enjoyed a typical Kiwi barbeque lunch at the waterside Riverhead Tavern and a thrilling jet-boat ride on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.
While experiencing a high-speed blast and sweeping turns the group made the most of their day…