PHILIPPE SAINT-ANDRE has kept faith with his fumbling French side for the visit of Wales to the Stade de France on Saturday evening. Instead of bringing down the guillotine on the heads of players following their stunning defeat to Italy on Sunday the French coach has made just unenforced change. Mathieu Bastareaud replaces Florian Fritz in the centre, the big man’s first start for France since he played against England in the 2010 Six Nations.
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PARIS IN the springtime (well nearly). That’s the venue for this weekend’s RBS 6 Nations tie between France and England – the first time the two sides have met since Les Bleus knocked Martin Johnson’s men out of the World Cup in October. Both sides have new coaches in charge now – Philippe Saint-Andre in the blue corner and Stuart Lancaster in the white – so what can we expect when the two sides meet at Stade de France on Sunday afternoon?
Posted 445 days ago
France clawed their way back from an 11-point deficit to draw with Ireland in the rearranged RBS 6 Nations fixture at the Stade de France. The men in green started well, and Tommy Bowe scored two tries in the first half, silencing the French crowd. But Wesley Fofana scored his third Championship try in the 51st minute, and the swing in momentum saw France even the scores thanks to Morgan Parra’s boot. Ireland couldn’t convert a surge of pressure into points in the final quarter of the match, as France’s defence proved to be water tight.
Posted 463 days ago
An agreement has been reached between the IRFU and the FFR over the refunding of the face value of match tickets for the RBS 6 Nations clash between France and Ireland, which should have taken place on Saturday 11 February. The match will now take place on Sunday 4 March at 4pm local time.
The process for seeking a refund is…
Posted 463 days ago
The RBS 6 Six Nations council has announced that the postponed France v Ireland match will now take place on Sunday 4 March at 4pm local time (3pm GMT), at the Stade de France. It was also confirmed that ticket holders who are unable to attend the match will be entitled to a full refund for their tickets, details of…
Posted 465 days ago
By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer
VINCENT CLERC had issued a warning days before France were due to host Ireland at the Stade de France that the freezing temperatures in Paris could render the pitch unsafe to play on. So why was a contingency plan not immediately put into place, and why was it left until kick-off time on the…