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# france - Monday 19 February, 2018

From The42 Formal complaint issued against Toulon president for saying EPCR chiefs have 'no morality' In Trouble

Formal complaint issued against Toulon president for saying EPCR chiefs have 'no morality'

Mourad Boudjellal’s comments came in response to Mathieu Bastereaud’s citing for calling an opponent a ‘f*****g f****t’.

# france - Friday 16 February, 2018

Robber shot by police after holding up bank near the Champs-Elysee

The police said he had a history of armed robbery.

# france - Thursday 15 February, 2018

From The42 France scrum-half Parra ruled out of Six Nations return by knee surgery Operation

France scrum-half Parra ruled out of Six Nations return by knee surgery

A long wait for an international comeback continues after the 29-year-old’s impressive form for Clermont Auvergne earned him a recall.

# france - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Two men jailed in first trial linked to 2015 Paris attacks

Jihadists massacred 130 people in the Islamic State attacks in Paris in 2015.

Remains of French nine-year-old who disappeared at wedding in August found

Maelys de Araujo vanished at a wedding in the French Alps last August.

'Victory for the victims' - French court rules man who had sex with 11-year-old girl must face rape charge

The ruling is a landmark one in France, where no age of consent currently exists.

# france - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

From The42 France drop Teddy Thomas and a host of players for 'inappropriate behaviour' Sacre Bleu

France drop Teddy Thomas and a host of players for 'inappropriate behaviour'

Jacques Brunel has punished some of his squad for going out in Edinburgh.

From The42 A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far 6 Of The Best This post contains videos

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far

32 tries into the 2018 Championship, we give you the cream that’s risen to the top.

# france - Monday 12 February, 2018

Suspected mastermind on trial over France's 'heist of the century' more than 40 years later

In 2010, a career criminal wrote a book in which he portrayed himself as the heist’s mastermind. Now, he’s standing trial.

From The42 Analysis: Rob Kearney shows why Joe Schmidt remains his number one fan Solid

Analysis: Rob Kearney shows why Joe Schmidt remains his number one fan

The Leinster fullback has provided important composure and solidity in Ireland’s 15 shirt.

From The42 French rugby players questioned as witnesses by Scottish police at Edinburgh Airport Rugby

French rugby players questioned as witnesses by Scottish police at Edinburgh Airport

Police Scotland say “no crime has been committed” following their inquiries.

From The42 Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week Round 2 This post contains videos

Terrific Thomas, excellent Earls and the rest of our Six Nations Team of the Week

Scotland got back in the winners’ circle. England and Ireland marched on. But who stood out for you?

# france - Sunday 11 February, 2018

From The42 Off the mark! Nerveless Laidlaw kicks Scotland to fightback win over France Second Half Show

# france - Saturday 10 February, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's morphed defence system and Schmidt's attacking tweaks Details

Analysis: Ireland's morphed defence system and Schmidt's attacking tweaks

We took a closer look at the small factors Joe Schmidt will have focused on in Ireland’s attack.

# france - Friday 9 February, 2018

'Cian Healy produced a picture from 2009 when Jordan was one of the mascots'

Ireland captain Rory Best has been impressed by Jordan Larmour’s impact on the squad.

# france - Thursday 8 February, 2018

French Minister close to tears on TV as he denies sexual harassment allegations

Nicolas Hulot says a previous complaint over the allegations was dropped.

From The42 The sky's the limit for Ryan, but O'Kelly stresses importance of durability New Blood

The sky's the limit for Ryan, but O'Kelly stresses importance of durability

‘Devin Toner doesn’t get injured, he injures people.’

From The42 Furlong: 'There was a montage comparing it to some soccer goals!' Prop Life

Furlong: 'There was a montage comparing it to some soccer goals!'

The Ireland tighthead has become increasingly comfortable at handling the ball.

# france - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

From The42 Conan and Toner set to start for Ireland with Larmour on the bench Decisions

Conan and Toner set to start for Ireland with Larmour on the bench

Joe Schmidt could make a number of changes up front for the Six Nations clash with Italy.

From The42 'That game was definitely my proudest moment in Irish rugby' Leap Of Faith

'That game was definitely my proudest moment in Irish rugby'

Keith Earls was integrally involved as Ireland built to their match-winning drop goal against France.

# france - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's unseen work and all the Ireland rucks against France Coal Face

Analysis: Peter O'Mahony's unseen work and all the Ireland rucks against France

The Munster captain was hugely effective for Ireland at ruck time.

From The42 Carbery ready to take rare turn at 10 against Italy Waiting Game

Carbery ready to take rare turn at 10 against Italy

“Well, if Joe picks me…”

From The42 Epic 41 phases can deliver benefit beyond just a single win for Ireland Trust The Process

Epic 41 phases can deliver benefit beyond just a single win for Ireland

“You look back on that, see what you can do when you’re under pressure.”

# france - Monday 5 February, 2018

From The42 French use of 'HIA' replacements under extra scrutiny with second stage of review Concussion

French use of 'HIA' replacements under extra scrutiny with second stage of review

The Six Nations has stepped up the investigation into the classification of France’s replacements on Saturday.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland switch off at key moments for Thomas' sizzling try Review

Analysis: Ireland switch off at key moments for Thomas' sizzling try

Joe Schmidt will have been frustrated by how Ireland conceded to les Bleus.

From The42 'You switch off and go into a deep, dark place': CJ Stander's (obstructed) view of those 41 phases No Guts No Glory

'You switch off and go into a deep, dark place': CJ Stander's (obstructed) view of those 41 phases

The Munster man was one of the last to know that Ireland snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

From The42 'Getting through something like that, I think it helps build the group together' Mental Strength

'Getting through something like that, I think it helps build the group together'

Joe Schmidt is hopeful that the circumstances of the win in Paris will have built Ireland’s resolve and the resilience.

From The42 Powerhouse centre Aki cherishes special Six Nations debut for Ireland Physical Edge

Powerhouse centre Aki cherishes special Six Nations debut for Ireland

The Connacht man is keen to keep adding to his caps under Joe Schmidt.

From The42 Leavy eyes up opportunity to make a claim for Ireland's seven jersey Dan The Man

Leavy eyes up opportunity to make a claim for Ireland's seven jersey

The 23-year-old was superb for Joe Schmidt’s side off the bench in Paris.

# france - Sunday 4 February, 2018

From The42 'I'm sure we'll get a bit of stick for it in the review, for celebrating like footballers!' Belief

'I'm sure we'll get a bit of stick for it in the review, for celebrating like footballers!'

Conor Murray says he knew Johnny Sexton’s drop goal was going over as soon as he hit it.

# france - Saturday 3 February, 2018

From The42 'It's pretty hard to explain how you feel when you think the game has got away' Relieved

'It's pretty hard to explain how you feel when you think the game has got away'

Joe Schmidt was relieved and thrilled after Johnny Sexton’s late, late drop goal.

From The42 Sexton: 'I just wanted one more chance' Cometh The Hour...

Sexton: 'I just wanted one more chance'

The out-half hopes Ireland’s late efforts will be a defining moment come the end of the Championship.

From The42 Watch: Relive Johnny Sexton's stunning drop-goal in Paris all over again Unforgettable This post contains videos

Watch: Relive Johnny Sexton's stunning drop-goal in Paris all over again

Ireland got their 2018 Six Nations campaign off to a winning start with an iconic winning kick.

From The42 Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland Talking Points

Sexton's moment, immense James Ryan and work-ons for Ireland

Joe Schmidt will be hyper-aware that Ireland have to make major improvements moving forward.

From The42 'Johnny f*****g Sexton' - The reaction to Ireland's last-gasp win over France Woah

'Johnny f*****g Sexton' - The reaction to Ireland's last-gasp win over France

‘Bottle and brilliance – can’t buy it.’

From The42 Sexton is clutch personified and more talking points from Ireland's dramatic win in Paris Iconic This post contains videos

Sexton is clutch personified and more talking points from Ireland's dramatic win in Paris

We thought the game, and the Championship, was gone.

From The42 Stunning Johnny Sexton drop-goal steals Paris win for Schmidt's Ireland Long Range

Stunning Johnny Sexton drop-goal steals Paris win for Schmidt's Ireland

Joe Schmidt’s men stole the win at the very death, just their third in France since 1972.

From The42 As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute, all the way to the end, in Paris.

From The42 Six Nations opportunity beckons for Joe Schmidt's Ireland in Paris Opener

Six Nations opportunity beckons for Joe Schmidt's Ireland in Paris

The Irish record at Stade de France is poor but there are many reasons to be confident.

From The42 Video analysis: Schmidt's set-piece strikes and the "new breed" of Irish forward Tactics

Video analysis: Schmidt's set-piece strikes and the "new breed" of Irish forward

The November Tests were extremely encouraging for Ireland from an attacking point of view.

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