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  1. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Ireland clinch Six Nations after beating France in thriller

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 01:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Brian O’Driscoll walks away a champion as teammates crown his farewell test in style Ireland won the Six Nations title on Saturday with a thrilling 22-20 victory over France to give iconic centre Brian O’Driscoll the perfect end to his stellar international career. Ireland scored three tries – Jonathan Sexton getting two – to France’s two ...

  2. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Coach Saint-Andre confident of France rising to title test against Ireland

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 07:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh We'll improve for Ireland, says France's Saint-Andre France coach Philippe Saint-Andre backed his side to be a much-improved outfit when they face Ireland in a potential Six Nations title decider in Paris on Saturday. Replacement scrum-half Jean-Marc Doussain's 79th minute penalty saw France to a fortunate 19-17 win away ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    France desperate to atone for dismal display in Cardiff

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 10:16am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Edinburgh Much-changed side lines up against Scotland for second straight road game Even after their heaviest Six Nations defeat in five years, France are still in the title race. But with points differential likely to determine the champion, France have the worst of the four teams tied for the lead – plus one. Ireland, by contrast, are plus 42. Following ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Scotland have hope against France if scrum improves, says Nathan Hines

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Clermont-Ferrand, France Scotland have hope if scrum improves, says Hines The Scottish scrum will have to produce their best performance of the Six Nations if they are to upset France in their match at Murrayfield on Saturday, former Scotland lock Nathan Hines said. The Scotland pack have proved the team's Achilles heel this season, providing little ball ...

  5. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    France are ‘like watching clowns at the circus’, says Guscott

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 11:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Former England centre Jeremy Guscott has hit out at the France rugby team, saying watching them is “like watching clowns at the circus”. “I sat in the Stade de France during the 30-10 win over Italy two weeks ago and I was gobsmacked at France’s tactics,” Guscott said. “It was a case of, ‘Let the forwards stick it up their jumpers and try ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Brice Mach set for remarkable recovery from cancer with France

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:18pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Hooker could make test debut two years after thyroid diagnosis French hooker Brice Mach is renowned as a practical joker by his Castres team-mates but there was not much to laugh about when he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer two years ago. On Friday, though, he has every chance of experiencing the high of representing his country for the first time ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    Wales overwhelm France to restore title hopes

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:48am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff Wales coach Warren Gatland was an unusually happy man on Friday after a try in each half earned a third successive win over France and put them back ... by the way Wales responded against a France side who had been eyeing a Grand Slam. “I am often grumpy with these guys, but I am happy with that,” Gatland said. “They responded well, with a good ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    France drop Picamoles over lack of respect for referee

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:18pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris France coach Philippe Saint-Andre dropped No 8 Louis Picamoles from his squad to face Scotland next week because he showed a lack of respect towards referee Alain Rolland ... by a thumbs-up gesture. “After that defeat we have made a number of changes due to injuries and to cover problems we noticed in the match in Cardiff,” Saint-Andre told the France Rugby Federation ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    France make one change for clash with Wales

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 12:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Racing Metro flanker Wenceslas Lauret returns to the French line-up for the Six Nations match against Wales at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Friday ... for France in the November tests against world champions New Zealand and South Africa, but sustained a groin muscle injury late last year that sidelined him for several weeks. He returned to action ...

  10. Sport - Rugby - Six Nations

    France name squad for Wales showdown

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 11:01am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Props Luc Ducalcon and Vincent Debaty enter fray Props Luc Ducalcon and Vincent Debaty were named on Wednesday in a 30-man French squad for their next Six ... times but has not featured in a France squad since last June’s tour of New Zealand. Clermont’s Belgian-born Debaty, 32, won the last of his 18 caps in the win over Tonga last November. France go ...




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