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#France

# france - Saturday 9 March, 2019

From The42 Beirne and O'Brien remain part of Schmidt's thinking amidst 'different brief' Confidence

Beirne and O'Brien remain part of Schmidt's thinking amidst 'different brief'

The Ireland head coach says this Six Nations has partly been about ‘posing a few questions to players’.

From The42 McNamara hails inner calm and outward character of champion U20s with focus trained on Grand Slam More To Come

McNamara hails inner calm and outward character of champion U20s with focus trained on Grand Slam

‘There are very few people in the history of Irish rugby who have managed to win a Grand Slam.’

# france - Friday 8 March, 2019

From The42 Furlong: 'Most defences are looking for two-man hits and it's very, very hard' Details

Furlong: 'Most defences are looking for two-man hits and it's very, very hard'

Tadhg Furlong takes prides in his ball-carrying and lineout involvements for Ireland.

# france - Thursday 7 March, 2019

From The42 Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France Changes

Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France

Sean O’Brien is set to miss out, while captain Rory Best makes his return in the front row.

From The42 Open thread: Who should Schmidt pick in the Ireland team for France? Pick Your Team

Open thread: Who should Schmidt pick in the Ireland team for France?

We want to hear who you would select for Sunday’s Six Nations clash in Dublin.

French cardinal given six-month suspended sentence for helping to cover up child abuse by priest

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin failed to report the abuse of a child between 2014 and 2015.

From The42 Hunters? Hunted? Schmidt's Ireland not interested in Hansen's perception Mind Games

Hunters? Hunted? Schmidt's Ireland not interested in Hansen's perception

Joe Schmidt and his coaches have had some ‘very tough’ selection meetings ahead of the France game.

# france - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

'Radicalised' inmate shot and detained after slashing guards in French prison attack

The raid also left prisoner Michael Chiolo’s visiting partner fatally wounded.

From The42 'Elite athletes are no different to any other punter in the world' Confidence

'Elite athletes are no different to any other punter in the world'

Ireland fullback Rob Kearney feels one set-piece attack can result in Joe Schmidt’s side regaining their confidence.

# france - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

From The42 France will 'sniff blood' as they aim to pressure Ireland's 'weaknesses' Les Bleus

France will 'sniff blood' as they aim to pressure Ireland's 'weaknesses'

The Toulouse trio of Antoine Dupoint, Romain Ntamack and Thomas Ramos will be central for the French.

From The42 Henshaw and Leavy set to miss Ireland's clash with France Injury Update

Henshaw and Leavy set to miss Ireland's clash with France

The Leinster centre hasn’t played since the England game due to a dead leg.

# france - Monday 4 March, 2019

From The42 A peek outside the bubble has James Ryan refreshed and ready to get Ireland firing Hit-out

A peek outside the bubble has James Ryan refreshed and ready to get Ireland firing

A few beers and a boistorous crop of U20s has the young lock in positive mood as the Six Nations finish line comes into view.

# france - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

From The42 Beirne puts hand up as Ireland look to reinforcements for France clash Boosts

Beirne puts hand up as Ireland look to reinforcements for France clash

James Ryan, Cian Healy and captain Rory Best will all be back in the mix.

# france - Monday 25 February, 2019

From The42 Ex-Arsenal star midfielder announces retirement following injury-plagued career Man Down

Ex-Arsenal star midfielder announces retirement following injury-plagued career

Abou Diaby lined out for the Gunners between 2006 and 2015.

# france - Saturday 23 February, 2019

From The42 France show glimpses of their free-flowing best, but have to work for late bonus point 6 Nations This post contains videos

France show glimpses of their free-flowing best, but have to work for late bonus point

Gregory Aldritt forced his way over for two late tries as France secured a bonus point victory over Scotland after 88 long minutes.

# france - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Scotland team to play France shows four changes from Ireland defeat

Stuart Hogg, Huw Jones, Finn Russell and Ryan Wilson all miss out this weekend through injury.

World's biggest Nutella factory temporarily shut down over 'quality issue'

The factory produces 600,000 pots of Nutella a day.

# france - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Former soldier charged with 8 year-old's murder linked with another 40 cold cases in France

Police first arrested Nordahl Lelandais over two murders last year.

# france - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

From The42 Dropping Parra and Lopez nothing to do with their criticism of coaching, insists Brunel Ouais D'accord

Dropping Parra and Lopez nothing to do with their criticism of coaching, insists Brunel

The French head coach described the move as ‘a sporting choice’.

From The42 Experienced Clermont duo Parra and Lopez left out in the cold for Scotland clash Dropped

Experienced Clermont duo Parra and Lopez left out in the cold for Scotland clash

The half-backs were replaced during their side’s defeat to England in the second round of the Six Nations.

# france - Sunday 17 February, 2019

From The42 Jose Mourinho on scouting mission in France Keeping Busy

Jose Mourinho on scouting mission in France

The Portuguese coach was sacked by Manchester United in December

# france - Thursday 14 February, 2019

From The42 Conor Murray needs to offload Ireland's kicking responsibility to focus on returning to form Pass The Torch

Conor Murray needs to offload Ireland's kicking responsibility to focus on returning to form

This week on The42 Rugby Weekly, Andy and Murray look at Ireland’s kicking habits, and how they are “over-relying” on the scrum-half.

# france - Monday 11 February, 2019

From The42 'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best' Best Of The Best

'We're playing the greatest Welsh side ever. We're going to have to be at our absolute best'

England may be top of the Six Nations table after two bonus-point wins, but Eddie Jones is wary of a Wales team that has won 11 straight.

# france - Sunday 10 February, 2019

From The42 'We definitely played some good rugby at times': Hat-trick hero May delighted as England hammer France Demolition

'We definitely played some good rugby at times': Hat-trick hero May delighted as England hammer France

A hat-trick from Jonny May helped England to a second bonus-point victory in the Six Nations at Twickenham.

From The42 May's hat-trick helps hammer France as England move one step closer to Grand Slam Rampant

May's hat-trick helps hammer France as England move one step closer to Grand Slam

Eddie Jones’ men were 44-8 winners this afternoon, with wing May scoring three of his side’s six tries at Twickenham.

# france - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Yellow Vest protester's hand 'blown off' during violent clashes in Paris

Witnesses said the injured man was photographing the protest.

# france - Friday 8 February, 2019

Italy's deputy prime minister defends meeting with France's yellow vests

In a letter to French daily Le Monde, Di Maio accused French governments on both the left and right of pursuing “ultraliberal” policies.

France make raft of changes for Six Nations test against England

Mathieu Bastareaud returns for a daunting trip to Twickenham.

# france - Thursday 7 February, 2019

France recalls ambassador to Italy after minister meets 'yellow vest' protestors

This move lays bare the tensions between the two historic allies.

# france - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Thousands march in Paris 'yellow vest' protest to rally against alleged police violence

A police estimate put the turn-out at 10,500 in Paris.

# france - Friday 1 February, 2019

From The42 France squander 16-point half-time lead to suffer Six Nations defeat to Wales Sacre Bleu

France squander 16-point half-time lead to suffer Six Nations defeat to Wales

The Welsh emerged victorious after an extraordinary second-half this evening at Stade de France.

# france - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

From The42 Ntamack poised for France debut as Bastareaud fails to make bench for Six Nations opener Faith In Youth

Ntamack poised for France debut as Bastareaud fails to make bench for Six Nations opener

The 19-year-old is the youngest player in any of this year’s squads as he prepares to face Wales.

# france - Monday 28 January, 2019

Over €325,000 raised for private search to find missing footballer Emiliano Sala Crowdfunding This post contains videos

Over €325,000 raised for private search to find missing footballer Emiliano Sala

The official search for Sala and pilot David Ibbotson was called off last week.

# france - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Banksy tribute to Paris terror attack victims stolen from Bataclan

The work along with other similarly-themed paintings popped up in Paris last June.

# france - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

From The42 Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France Tweaks And Valleys

Halfpenny, Davies and Williams set to miss Wales' Six Nations opener with France

Leigh Halfpenny has been all but ruled out of Wales’ first two games in this year’s Six Nations as he recovers from a concussion.

# france - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Chris Brown released without charge following Paris rape allegation

Brown was detained on potential charges of aggravated rape in the French capital yesterday.

# france - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Two people dead and 22 injured following major fire at French ski resort

The cause of the fire at the ski resort of Courchevel was not immediately known.

# france - Saturday 19 January, 2019

French yellow vests hit back at Macron's debate attempts with 10th weekend of protests

In Paris, several thousand people marched peacefully through the Left Bank in freezing temperatures.

'Wine is not comparable to other alcohols': French minister causes stir with bold alcohol claim

'Wine is not comparable to other alcohols': French minister causes stir with bold alcohol claim

Guillaume blamed binge drinking among young people largely on spirits.

# france - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Three people injured in large explosion and fire at University of Lyon

The explosion hit days after a blast apparently caused by a gas leak hit a Paris bakery.