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Parra to lead France in last test

France has made only two changes to their starting lineup for the final test against the All Blacks on Saturday. Morgan Parra will skipper the...

Julian Savea confirm Toulon move

Julian Savea has confirmed that he will be leaving New Zealand at the end of the 2018 Super Rugby season to join French Top...

Messy All Blacks clinch series against France

It was a messy performance from the All Blacks as they beat France 26-13 on Saturday. With the win they also won the series against...

Meyer take over Stade Francais

Stade Français have officially unveiled Heyneke Meyer as club head coach and director of sport on a two-year deal. The former Springbok and Bulls coach...

Several French players drop for late night

France head coach Jacques Brunel has dropped several players from his squad to face Italy as punishment for their “inappropriate behaviour” in Edinburgh recently. Seven les...

Police raid French Rugby Federation headquarters

POLICE SEARCHED THE headquarters of the French Rugby Federation (FFR) today as part of an investigation into suspicions of favouritism concerning supremo Bernard Laporte. The...

EPCR investigating controversial claims by Toulon president

THE EPCR IS carrying out an investigation into comments made by Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal in response to Mathieu Basteraud’s citing for calling an...

Toulon back Bastareaud after homophobic slur

TOULON HAVE DEFENDED their France international centre Mathieu Bastareaud after he used a homophobic insult against a Treviso player over the weekend. The French club...

Novès gets the boot

Jacques Brunel will take the reins for France in the Six Nations after Guy Novès was sacked as the national team head coach. The former...

French Newspapers – Lambie off to France

According to French newspapers Patrick lambie signed a three-year deal with Racing 92,  Midi-Olympique. The Springbok and Sharks flyhalf is out again at the moment due...

White’s broken dreams

Jake White’s stint at Montpellier ended in failure, because he misread the French psyche, writes GAVIN MORTIMER. So it’s ‘goodbye, Jake White’, or should that be...

Cheetahs Mienie signs with Toulouse

Reports are saying that Cheetahs Daniel Mienie is on his way to Toulouse as a medical joker for the injured Cyril Baille. Baille is recovering...

Springboks start 2017 with win over France

The Springboks started their 2017 with a great win over the French in Pretoria when they beat them 37-14 scoring four tries in the...

Preview: Weekend’s International

The week see the start for the June Internationals and we have a few great matches to look forward to throughout the weekend. The major...

White, Montpellier accused of cheating

Montpellier could be docked five log points after coach Jake White played suspended lock Jacques du Plessis against Stade Français. Montpellier had already progressed to...

Stade and Racing merger called off

The merger between Stade Français and Racing 92 has been called off.Last week Top 14 clubs Racing 92 and Stade Français announced that they...

Racing and Stade merge

Top French clubs Racing 92 and Stade Français will merge to form a new club next season.     In a major shake-up in French rugby, the two powerhouse...

Easy win over Italy for France

France broke away in the second half to secure a 40-18 win over Italy in Rome, earning a second victory of the tournament. Italy took...

“Hero’s…urr Europe in a Nutshell”

This week sees the Six nations return for the final matches and the focus will be on England to see if they can equal...

Trinh-Duc, Danty re-join France squad

France have added 13 players to their squad following the latest round of Top 14 action, as they prepare to face Italy. François Trinh-Duc, who...

Ireland secure win over France

Johnny Sexton guided Ireland to a hard-earned 19-9 win over France in Dublin on Saturday in the Six Nations. Both teams were unaffected by Dublin’s...

Six Nations – Ireland v France

There will be plenty at stake when Ireland and France resume hostilities in what promises to be an enthralling Test in Dublin on Saturday. After...

England scrap through to take win over France

Was not the best test match we have seen from England but they kept their hopes alive to break the record for consecutive test...

Six Nations Preview – France

Next up in our set of previews ahead of the 2017 Six Nations, we examine the prospects of France under Guy Novès. French rugby has...

Six Nations Round 1 Team Tracker

  The Six Nations Round 1 starts this weekend and here is all the teams for the first round of matches.... Scotland Scotland head coach Vern Cotter...

France unveil Six Nations squad

France head coach Guy Novès has unveiled his squad for the upcoming 2017 Six Nations, with 32 players called up, reports Planet Rugby Among the...

Reality for Toulon this season…

Toulon boss Mike Ford suggested that silverware may not come the club’s way this season after being well beaten away to Clermont. Ford watched on...

No deal for Hendricks at Toulon

French club Toulon have opted out of a deal to sign Springbok wing Cornal Hendricks. The 28-year-old had been ruled out of rugby at the...

Racing 92 take legal steps against Goosen

Racing 92 will “initiate several legal proceedings aimed at enforcing its rights and redressing the harm done to the club” by Johan Goosen. The Springbok...

Toulon boss calls any president who signs Goosen a ‘bastard’

 Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has called any other club president who signs Johan Goosen, a "bastard". Springbok fullback Goosen announced his shock retirement from rugby...

France will not select players without a French passport

French Rugby will no longer pick players for their national side who don’t have a French passport, reports Planet Rugby While World Rugby are planning...

Ausies keep winning ways against France

Australia went a step closer to securing an unbeaten end-of-year tour as they got the better of France 25-23 at the Stade de France. A...

Test Preview – France v Australia

One good and one not so good but two wins out of two for the Aussies is something Cheika will take any day of...

France to Tour SA in 2017

The Springboks will be hosting France next year in June for three test series. South African Rugby Union announced that the matches will take place...

France too good for Samoa

France got their November series off to a perfect start with a 52-8 win over Samoa in Toulouse on Saturday, reports Planet Rugby Les Bleus scored...

French squad for November Internationals

France head coach Guy Novès has announced a 32-man squad, which includes Charles Ollivon, in preparation for their November internationals. Ollivon comes in after impressing...

Toulon part ways with Dominguez

Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal has sacked coach Diego Dominguez and replaced him with Mike Ford, reports Planet Rugby French rugby site Rugbyrama broke the news...

Lyon take Bok lock to court

French Top 14 club Lyon announced on Monday they are taking legal action against Franco Mostert for breach of contract, reports SaRugbyMag.co.za The Lions and Springbok...

Kockott stays with Castres

Former Sharks scrumhalf Rory Kockott has commit to his French club Castres for another three years after siging an extention on his exciting contract...

Benedict talks to Damien Dussault about French rugby

We decided to pop into France and chat to one of the rugby agents who looks after a lot of South Africa and French...

French coach Noves have four debutants for Six Nations opener

France will have four debutants when they start their 2016 Six Nations campaign against Italy this weekend. Paul Jedrasiak, Sébastien Bezy, Jonathan Danty and Virimi Vakatawa...

Boudjellal wants Toulon in Premiere league

Rugby 365 report that Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has made an official request for his team to leave the French Top 14 and play...

Kockott and Bastareaud not making France Six Nations sqaud

France head coach Guy Novès has named his first squad since being installed in the role, with 30 players included ahead of the Six...

Carter ready to shine at Racing

New Racing 92 fly-half Dan Carter is ready for the next chapter of his career and is keen to impress in his new surroundings. Carter...

Tuisova hat-trick on Quade debut

Quade Cooper enjoyed a dream debut for Toulon as they cruised past Montpellier 52-8 at Mayol thanks to a Josua Tuisova hat-trick.....reports Planet Rugby Jake...

Can New Zealand be beaten?

The old enemies will be at it again and this time in the Rugby World Cup for the first time since 2003. In the...

France 13(13), All Blacks 62(29) (RWC)

When any person mentioned the All Blacks, France and World Cup in one sentence one go back to World Cup ’99 when the French...

Les Bleus ‘dismiss’ head coach Philippe Saint-Andre ahead of quarter finals

France's head coach Philippe Saint-Andre has effectively been "sacked" according to media reports in Europe....reports NZ Herald British and French media are reporting an apparent...

Yoann Huget ruled out of Rugby World Cup

Yoann Huget will miss the remainder of the Rugby World Cup with the knee injury sustained against France at Twickenham,France coach Philippe Saint-Andre said...

France name team to face Italy

Alexandre Dumoulin replaces the injured Wesley Fofana as France kick off their World Cup campaign against Italy at Twickenham. The Racing 92 centre gets the...