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  • Aug 28, 2014
  • Updated: 9:29pm

France Rugby

Wales overwhelm France to restore title hopes

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 in the hunt to retain their Six Nations crown.

Saturday, 22 February, 2014, 2:18pm

Wales drop scrum-half Phillips for must-win match against France

Wales half back Mike Phillips has been dropped to the bench for Friday’s must-win Six Nations match with France in Cardiff, while wing George North has moved into midfield in the absence of Scott Williams and Jonathan Davies.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:41pm

France make one change for clash with Wales

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 night.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:41pm

Brice Mach set for remarkable recovery from cancer with France

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.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:46pm

France name squad for Wales showdown

Props Luc Ducalcon and Vincent Debaty were named on Wednesday in a 30-man French squad for their next Six Nations game against two-time defending champions Wales in Cardiff on Friday week.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:53pm

Biggest hurdles up next for grand slam contenders France and Ireland

Six Nations organisers will be praying France and Ireland remain unbeaten through to their showdown on March 15 but prior to that the only two remaining contenders for the grand slam face their biggest hurdles.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:57pm

France win back-to-back games for first time since 2012

A devastating burst of 21 points in the opening 15 minutes of the second-half saw France beat Italy 30-10 in their Six Nations clash at the Stade de France on Sunday and record back-to-back wins for the first time since November 2012.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:00pm

France captain Pascal Pape in doubt for Italy game

France captain Pascal Pape is in doubt for their second Six Nations match against Italy on Sunday after he had to leave training early on Wednesday, the coaching staff announced in a statement.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:52pm

France ‘should not be haunted by fear of defeat’

The French rugby team should no longer run onto the pitch fearing defeat after their 26-24 victory over England last weekend, said backs' coach Patrice Lagisquet.

The 51-year-old former France wing - nicknamed in his prime as the "Bayonne Express" - said a second successive win in this year's Six Nations, at home to Italy on Sunday, would be key to the team's development.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:59pm

France stun England at the death in Six Nations opener

With dramatic first and last tries, France stole a 26-24 win over England on Saturday to restore some Six Nations confidence in a team shaken by last year’s wooden spoon embarrassment.

22 Feb 2014 - 3:13pm