France

Toulon and Castres demonstrate the all-round chaos of French rugby

In Ben Mercer's latest column for TRU, he discusses the Top 14 and in particular, 'that' game between Toulon and Castres at the weekend.
11 September 2018

New Zealand clinch Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens title in San Francisco

New Zealand have defended their Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens title in San Francisco after they blanked their France counterparts 29-0 in the final.
22 July 2018

Zack Henry: I am motivated to take my rugby as far as possible in France

Talking Rugby Union contributor Ben Mercer chats all things France with Zack Henry who is continuing to shine across the Channel.
4 July 2018

France overcome Russia to clinch first leg of Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series

France managed to resist Russia in the final with a 12-19 triumph as they went on to clinch the first leg of the 2018 Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series in Marcoussis.
1 July 2018

New Zealand v France Third Test - Highlights

The All Blacks extended their dominance in the Test series against France as they completed a 49-14 victory in Dunedin in the third game. Here are the highlights from the encounter.
24 June 2018

New Zealand complete 3-0 series whitewash over France

Rieko Ioane scored hat-trick while Damian McKenzie contributed with 24 points as New Zealand completed a 49-14 victory over France in the third Test in Dunedin to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.
23 June 2018

Morgan Parra to lead France for third Test against New Zealand

France have named scrum-half Morgan Parra as the captain for the third and final Test against New Zealand set to be played in Dunedin on Saturday.
21 June 2018

New Zealand hand Shannon Frizell debut

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has named four uncapped players in the squad for the third and final Test against France to be played in Dunedin on Thursday.
21 June 2018

France fullback Benjamin Fall's red-card rescinded

France fullback Benjamin Fall will be available for the third and final Test against New Zealand in Dunedin after his red-card was rescinded by World Rugby.
20 June 2018

New Zealand call-up Ricky Riccitelli and Jackson Hemopo for final Test against France

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has called-up Hurricanes hooker Ricky Riccitelli and Highlanders lock Jackson Hemopo in the squad for the third and final Test against France.
19 June 2018

France clinch maiden World Rugby U20 Championship title with 25-33 win over England in final

France went on to clinch their maiden World Rugby U20 Championship title after they defeated England 25-33 in the final in Beziers.
18 June 2018

New Zealand ease past 14-man France to seal series

Jordie Barrett impressed with a double as New Zealand eased past a 14-man France with a 26-13 victory in the second Test at Westpac Stadium to complete a 2-0 series victory.
16 June 2018

France make five changes for second Test against All Blacks

?France have made five changes to the starting line-up for the second Test against New Zealand to be played in Wellington.
14 June 2018

New Zealand remain unchanged for second Test against France

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has named an unchanged line-up for the second Test against France to be played in Wellington on Saturday.
14 June 2018

France and England to lock horns in World Rugby U20 Championship final

England managed to overcome a late Asenathi Ntlabakanye try as they edged out South Africa in the semi-final while France outplayed New Zealand in Perpignan in the second knock-out game in the World Rugby U20 Championship.
13 June 2018

Second half dominance lead New Zealand to 52-11 win over France

?Beauden Barrett contributed with 17 points while Rieko Ioane scored a double as New Zealand came up with a dominating second-half performance to beat France 52-11 in the first Test at Eden Park.
9 June 2018

Jordie Barrett returns to New Zealand line-up for clash against France

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has recalled fullback Jordie Barrett in the line-up for the first Test against France to be played in Auckland on Saturday.
7 June 2018

Second half dominance lead France U20 to 26-24 win over Ireland

A dominating second-half performance from France proved enough as they edged out Ireland 26-24 in their World Rugby U20 Championship opener in Perpignan on Wednesday.
31 May 2018

New Zealand confirm squad for France tour

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has confirmed the squad for the upcoming summer tour of France with forward Shannon Frizell, loose forward Jordan Taufua and Chiefs and Taranaki halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi finding a place.
21 May 2018

Kieran Read unlikely to return for New Zealand's Test series against France

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen revealed that All Blacks skipper Kieran Read is unlikely to feature in the upcoming Test series against France in June after failing to make sufficient recovery from a back injury.
19 April 2018