Bernard Le Roux

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

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…

Yannick Nyanga

What’s hot Credit in defeat Romania have always had a reputation as strong scrummagers, built in their pomp in the Eighties. They rolled back the years on a fresh September…

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France ran in five tries to secure a bonus point victory over Romania at the Olympic Stadium – Watch official World Cup highlights here. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.…

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France opened their tournament account with a victory over Italy at Twickenham – Watch official World Cup highlights here. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.

French team

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

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

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…