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# france - Monday 30 November, 2020

Four French police officers charged after beating of black music producer Paris This post contains videos

Four French police officers charged after beating of black music producer

Michel Zecler was repeatedly beaten by three officers for several minutes.

# france - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Four French police officers appear in court after being filmed appearing to beat black music producer

The four officers are under investigation for ‘violence with a racist motive’.

UK and France sign agreement to curb number of migrants crossing English Channel in boats

The deal will see more police deployed in the route.

# france - Saturday 28 November, 2020

UK and France sign agreement to prevent migrant crossings in English Channel

The number of French police officers patrolling a 150km stretch of coastline is to be doubled.

Protests over new security law planned across France

Dozens of rallies are taking place against a controversial Bill which would restrict sharing images of police.

# france - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Macron outlines France’s baby steps out of lockdown

France’s infection rate per 100,000 people is now less than a third of what it was at the start of November.

From The42 Former France wing Christophe Dominici has died at the age of 48 RIP

Former France wing Christophe Dominici has died at the age of 48

The wing/fullback scored 25 tries for his country in 67 caps.

# france - Monday 23 November, 2020

Corruption trial suspended for former French president Nicolas Sarkozy

The trial will resume on Thursday.

# france - Sunday 22 November, 2020

From The42 Virimi Vakatawa's try helps France to victory away in Scotland

Virimi Vakatawa's try helps France to victory away in Scotland

Stuart Hogg and co. made some costly errors in the closing stages.

# france - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

From The42 France awarded 28-0 win following cancelled match against Fiji Decision

France awarded 28-0 win following cancelled match against Fiji

The Autumn Nations Cup fixture had been called off after five Fijians tested positive for Covid-19.

# france - Monday 16 November, 2020

French broadcaster apologises for 'killing off' Queen Elizabeth and Clint Eastwood

The station said a “technical problem” caused the notices to be released.

# france - Friday 13 November, 2020

Autumn Nations Cup match between Fiji and France cancelled following Covid cases

Five players in the Fiji team have tested positive for the virus.

# france - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

From The42 Thuram's France debut spoiled as Finland stun the world champions in Paris Sacre Bleu

Thuram's France debut spoiled as Finland stun the world champions in Paris

Finland followed up last month’s victory against Ireland by winning tonight’s friendly at the Stade de France.

From The42 No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist Analysis

No props on the wing, the scraps, clarity in transition - Ireland's defence checklist

Andy Farrell’s men will be looking to make improvements in a defensive sense in the Autumn Nations Cup.

# france - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Paris hospitals near capacity after upsurge in coronavirus cases

France is currently in a partial lockdown to try and reduce Covid-19 numbers.

Son of France legend Lilian Thuram receives first call up to senior national side

Borussia Moenchengladbach attacker could make his debut against Finland next Wednesday.

# france - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

From The42 Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row Fronting Up

Beirne shows up strongly alongside immense Ryan in Ireland's second row

The Munster man showed he can win the gainline against France last weekend.

From The42 Connors keen to get Autumn Nations Cup going as Ireland take lessons from Paris Next Job

Connors keen to get Autumn Nations Cup going as Ireland take lessons from Paris

The 24-year-old openside flanker is eager to add to his first two Test caps.

# france - Monday 2 November, 2020

From The42 Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris Analysis

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris

The 24-year-old made his second start in the number 15 shirt as Andy Farrell’s side came up short.

From The42 'It was a missed opportunity. It's a result that will nag at the Ireland players' Regrets

'It was a missed opportunity. It's a result that will nag at the Ireland players'

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra saw the lads dig into events in Paris.

From The42 'Something special is going to happen with this team in the next few years' Belief

'Something special is going to happen with this team in the next few years'

CJ Stander believes Ireland have ‘turned a corner’ despite their defeat in Paris.

# france - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Manhunt continues in France after shooting of Greek Orthodox priest

The priest remains in a critical condition.

From The42 How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris Analysis

How Andy Farrell's Ireland lost the crucial championship minutes in Paris

The visitors made a huge call to go to touch before half-time and then conceded just after the break.

From The42 'I was very disappointed coming off like everyone would be' - Sexton Captain

'I was very disappointed coming off like everyone would be' - Sexton

The Ireland skipper bemoaned his side’s inability to be clinical with their chances at Stade de France.

# france - Saturday 31 October, 2020

From The42 'I back the players to feel what's right' - Farrell critical of Ireland's execution Decisions

'I back the players to feel what's right' - Farrell critical of Ireland's execution

The Ireland head coach was frustrated with his team’s inability to convert visits to the French 22 into points.

From The42 Not ruthless enough, not accurate enough, not good enough Honesty

Not ruthless enough, not accurate enough, not good enough

Johnny Sexton knows Ireland had opportunities in Paris tonight – but they were not good enough to take them.

From The42 Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions Second Best

Ireland come up short in Paris as England crowned Six Nations champions

Andy Farrell’s men made errors but France were superb in a bonus-point win.

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

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

France proved too strong for Ireland in the final game of this year’s Six Nations tournament.

Priest shot outside Greek Orthodox church in Lyon, France

He is now in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

From The42 'I remember I was the D team captain. In fourth year, I was sub for the social team' Rise

'I remember I was the D team captain. In fourth year, I was sub for the social team'

Hugo Keenan has been a slow-burning success as he gets set for his second Ireland cap tonight.

Softies? Ireland vow to deliver physicality in Paris after Rassie's comment

Andy Farrell’s men head into Super Saturday with the Six Nations title still on the line.

# france - Friday 30 October, 2020

How the French rediscovered their mojo

After a decade of farcical selections and disastrous results, new head coach Fabien Galthié has turned France’s fortunes around.

From The42 Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack Halfbacks

Sexton is 'a role model for me,' says 21-year-old France out-half Ntamack

Meanwhile, Antoine Dupont is a major threat to Andy Farrell’s Ireland.

# france - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Man who killed three in Nice terror attack identified as Tunisian who entered France from Italy

The prosecutor said the attacker, who was born in 1999, was not the radar of intelligence agencies as a potential threat.

From The42 France move Fickou to wing as 21-year-old Vincent starts against Ireland Team News

France move Fickou to wing as 21-year-old Vincent starts against Ireland

Fullback Anthony Bouthier has been deemed fit to start in Paris.

From The42 Farrell's attack up against 'winner and fighter' Edwards' French defence Old Mates

Farrell's attack up against 'winner and fighter' Edwards' French defence

The Ireland boss and French defence coach were team-mates at Wigan in the 1990s.

From The42 James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader Influence

James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader

The 24-year-old has enjoyed taking responsibility for running the Ireland lineout.

# france - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

From The42 Ireland's final Women's Six Nations clash off due to Covid outbreak in France set-up Women's 6n

Ireland's final Women's Six Nations clash off due to Covid outbreak in France set-up

France had previously agreed to play in Dublin instead of Lille.

New national lockdown announced in France

Bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses will close, but schools will stay open.

From The42 Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash Team News

Henshaw starts at 13 as Farrell named on Ireland bench for France clash

Garry Ringrose misses out due to the broken jaw he sustained last weekend.

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