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France brace themselves for Le Crunch

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre gave his squad a day off on Tuesday, allowing his 36 players the chance to enjoy the delights of Falgos in the Pyrénées-Orientales. The French squad…

Richie McCaw

Rugby Statistics: Does World Cup form matter?

How much attention should be given to form going into a World Cup? Significance may well be attached to ‘building momentum’ in competitions such as the Rugby Championship beforehand, but…

Scott Spedding

France go high and take to their bikes

If France do surprise the world and win the Webb Ellis Cup in October they’ll have to give grudging thanks to a British invention. The ‘Wattbike’ has been their primary…

Dan Carter

Top 14 transfers: Comings and goings

The Top 14 transfer market has more or less closed for the summer. Clubs are still permitted to sign up to two supplementary players in addition to ‘World Cup jokers’,…

Guy Noves

France: Guy Noves will do things his way

To nobody’s great surprise Guy Noves was officially unveiled on Sunday as France’s next coach, with Yannick Bru as his forwards’ coach and Jeff Dubois in charge of the backs.…

Morgan Parra

France: Top 14 rugby schedule on TV5MONDE

The multi-million Euro Top 14 is coming gloriously to a boil and for fans of French rugby with  Champions Cup finalists, Clermont facing surprise packages Stade Francais in the Final…

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PSA names preliminary 36-man France squad

Philippe Saint-Andre unveiled his World Cup squad on Tuesday morning and among the 36 names there were a few surprises. Three of the squad involved in France’s last Test match,…

Toulouse

France: Top 14 reaches its denouement

Spare a thought this week for Grenoble manager Fabrice Landreau. At the end of March his side were in the top six of the Top 14 and looking good for…