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#Les Bleus

# les-bleus - This month November 2022

'Too early' to call France as Rugby World Cup favourites after 12th straight victory
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'Too early' to call France as Rugby World Cup favourites after 12th straight victory

Nov 13th 2022, 11:09 AM 10,517 Views 13 Comments

Les Bleus, the World Cup hosts, edged the Springboks 30-26 last night.

# les-bleus - This year 2022

McWilliams' Ireland won't dwell on Wales defeat as focus switches to France's 'power and pace'
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McWilliams' Ireland won't dwell on Wales defeat as focus switches to France's 'power and pace'

Mar 28th 2022, 7:00 PM 2,592 Views 1 Comment

‘We’re going to be better and hopefully we can keep improving,’ the head coach said.

France close in on Grand Slam after battling to victory over Wales in Cardiff
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France close in on Grand Slam after battling to victory over Wales in Cardiff

Mar 11th 2022, 10:09 PM 13,367 Views 13 Comments

Victory over England in Paris next week will see France crowned kings of Europe.

Dupont, Villière start for France, Navidi returns to Wales back row
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Dupont, Villière start for France, Navidi returns to Wales back row

Updated Mar 9th 2022, 2:27 PM 7,854 Views 9 Comments

France’s Grand Slam hopes are on the line in Cardiff on Friday night.

France march on in Grand Slam bid with bonus-point win against Scotland
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# Trés Bien

France march on in Grand Slam bid with bonus-point win against Scotland

Feb 26th 2022, 4:07 PM 10,392 Views 10 Comments

Fabien Galthié’s men were too strong for the Scots at Murrayfield.

Farrell's Ireland go down fighting as France's Grand Slam bid stays on track
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Farrell's Ireland go down fighting as France's Grand Slam bid stays on track

Feb 12th 2022, 6:37 PM 42,390 Views 161 Comments

A late decision not to kick into the corner was curious but Ireland showed grit at Stade de France.

France make two changes for Ireland with Moefana and Cros asked to step up
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France make two changes for Ireland with Moefana and Cros asked to step up

Feb 10th 2022, 11:30 AM 9,506 Views 2 Comments

France opened their campaign with a 37-10 win over Italy last Sunday at the Stade de France.

France warm up for visit of Ireland with bonus-point win over Italy
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France warm up for visit of Ireland with bonus-point win over Italy

Feb 6th 2022, 5:04 PM 11,643 Views 6 Comments

Left wing Gabin Villière scored a hat-trick for Fabien Gatlhié’s side.

France coach Galthié positive for Covid-19 before Six Nations opener as team named
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France coach Galthié positive for Covid-19 before Six Nations opener as team named

Feb 4th 2022, 10:33 AM 5,839 Views 1 Comment

Les Bleus face Italy in Paris on Sunday.

France duo Dupont and Ntamack 'doing well' after positive Covid tests
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France duo Dupont and Ntamack 'doing well' after positive Covid tests

Jan 26th 2022, 4:39 PM 2,827 Views 0 Comments

Les Bleus’ preparation for the Six Nations has been severely disrupted by several withdrawals from the 42-man squad.

Antoine Dupont named in 42-man France squad for Six Nations campaign
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Antoine Dupont named in 42-man France squad for Six Nations campaign

Jan 18th 2022, 5:26 PM 6,010 Views 3 Comments

The scrum-half has missed the last month because of a knee problem.

# les-bleus - Last year 2021

Suspended sentence sought for France's Benzema in sex tape case
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Suspended sentence sought for France's Benzema in sex tape case

Oct 21st 2021, 5:28 PM 4,625 Views 0 Comments

Mathieu Valbuena said the affair had left him feeling “frightened” and fearful for his career.

Real Madrid star Benzema on trial in sextape case
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Real Madrid star Benzema on trial in sextape case

Oct 20th 2021, 9:44 AM 7,867 Views 0 Comments

The France forward is suspected of helping a group of alleged blackmailers approach Mathieu Valbuena in an attempt to extort money. Four other men are also on trial.

France set up decisive Test with first away win over Wallabies in 31 years
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France set up decisive Test with first away win over Wallabies in 31 years

Jul 13th 2021, 1:38 PM 7,396 Views 3 Comments

Les Bleus hadn’t beaten Australia on their own turf since a victory in Sydney all the way back in 1990.

France beat Kazakhstan - Spain do an Aiden McGeady in Georgia
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France beat Kazakhstan - Spain do an Aiden McGeady in Georgia

Updated Mar 28th 2021, 7:01 PM 8,689 Views 2 Comments

There was also a thumping 8-0 win for Denmark against Moldova.

France welcome back Vakatawa but Ntamack starts on the bench against England
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France welcome back Vakatawa but Ntamack starts on the bench against England

Mar 11th 2021, 12:03 PM 5,163 Views 13 Comments

Les Bleus are looking to record a first Six Nations win at Twickenham since 2005.

French government warns it could pull Les Bleus' approval to play in Six Nations
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French government warns it could pull Les Bleus' approval to play in Six Nations

Feb 27th 2021, 1:55 PM 9,329 Views 2 Comments

The Sports Minister wants more information on the Covid-19 outbreak in the France camp.

Scrum coach Servat tests positive as France confirm third Covid-19 case
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Scrum coach Servat tests positive as France confirm third Covid-19 case

Feb 17th 2021, 10:09 AM 5,187 Views 3 Comments

However, all the French players have tested negative for the second time this week.

Farrell's Ireland come up short as France hold on for Six Nations win in Dublin
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Farrell's Ireland come up short as France hold on for Six Nations win in Dublin

Feb 14th 2021, 4:56 PM 43,212 Views 209 Comments

The home side battled hard in the closing minutes but have now lost two from two in this championship.

Jalibert partners Dupont in strong France team for Six Nations opener against Italy
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Jalibert partners Dupont in strong France team for Six Nations opener against Italy

Feb 4th 2021, 12:26 PM 6,800 Views 5 Comments

In the back-row, Gregory Alldritt is fit to start at number eight following his pre-tournament injury scare.

10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France
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10 days out from Six Nations, organisers still await final decision from France

Jan 27th 2021, 5:00 PM 14,940 Views 5 Comments

French authorities have expressed concerns over the ‘UK strain’ of Covid-19.

Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury
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Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury

Jan 24th 2021, 1:44 PM 3,605 Views 0 Comments

The elusive centre was forced off during Racing 92′s defeat to Bordeaux yesterday.

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

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,128 Views 42 Comments

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

France lock le Roux free to play against Ireland after avoiding ban at hearing
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France lock le Roux free to play against Ireland after avoiding ban at hearing

Oct 27th 2020, 4:12 PM 7,176 Views 6 Comments

The Racing 92 second row had been cited for allegedly striking Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones.

Paul Pogba threatens legal action over report that he will quit French team
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Paul Pogba threatens legal action over report that he will quit French team

Oct 26th 2020, 4:00 PM 8,350 Views 3 Comments

The Sun ran the story in England and Pogba says he is ‘appalled, angry, shocked and frustrated’.

Kylian Mbappe tests positive for Covid-19, sits out clash with Croatia
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Kylian Mbappe tests positive for Covid-19, sits out clash with Croatia

Sep 7th 2020, 9:24 PM 5,141 Views 4 Comments

Mbappe is the seventh PSG player to test positive. He played against Sweden on Saturday and trained with the France squad today.

France captain Ollivon backs global calendar 'for the good of rugby'
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France captain Ollivon backs global calendar 'for the good of rugby'

Jun 9th 2020, 11:37 AM 2,666 Views 2 Comments

A realignment is on the cards.

Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France
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Analysis: The risk-reward of Shaun Edwards' linespeed defence with France

Feb 12th 2020, 7:00 PM 11,436 Views 2 Comments

The French have started the Six Nations strongly in defence but there are potential weaknesses to be exploited.

Bravo les Bleus! But it's too early to know if France are genuinely back
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Bravo les Bleus! But it's too early to know if France are genuinely back

Feb 5th 2020, 4:41 PM 5,089 Views 5 Comments

Similarly, we can’t write off England’s Six Nations hopes just yet.

Lopez' left foot ensures France burn off US challenge
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Lopez' left foot ensures France burn off US challenge

Oct 2nd 2019, 10:48 AM 10,617 Views 0 Comments

AJ MacGinty kicked the Eagles to within a score with 15 minutes to go, but Les Bleus had too much firepower.

Griezmann misses another penalty as below-par France triumph against Andorra
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Griezmann misses another penalty as below-par France triumph against Andorra

Sep 10th 2019, 10:34 PM 4,885 Views 4 Comments

The World champions made hard work of beating a side ranked 133 places below them on Tuesday.

France's Fijian-born winger to make Les Bleus debut against Scotland
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France's Fijian-born winger to make Les Bleus debut against Scotland

Aug 15th 2019, 12:05 PM 7,512 Views 7 Comments

Alivereti Raka has been named in Jacques Brunel’s starting XV.

Galthié to join France in Japan and take over as head coach after World Cup - report
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Galthié to join France in Japan and take over as head coach after World Cup - report

Apr 16th 2019, 6:02 PM 8,165 Views 3 Comments

The former Toulon coach is said to have agreed a four-year contract to take the top job with Les Bleus until 2023.

French rugby clubs vote against foreign coach for national team
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French rugby clubs vote against foreign coach for national team

Apr 12th 2019, 10:06 AM 7,679 Views 13 Comments

Bernard Laporte said he will ‘respect this choice’ of the clubs as the FFR begins the search for Jacques Brunel’s successor.

Giroud sets sights on Platini after becoming France's current top scorer with 35th international goal
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Giroud sets sights on Platini after becoming France's current top scorer with 35th international goal

Mar 26th 2019, 12:16 PM 8,052 Views 9 Comments

The Chelsea striker moved past David Trezeguet last night, and only two players now sit ahead of him in the all-time charts.

World Cup champions France get Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to winning start
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World Cup champions France get Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to winning start

Mar 22nd 2019, 10:19 PM 5,037 Views 1 Comment

Didier Deschamps’ side scored three goals in 12 first-half minutes against Moldova.

Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland
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Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland

Mar 10th 2019, 7:30 AM 6,299 Views 24 Comments

The home side have named 13 of the starting team that beat the All Blacks back in November.

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

Mar 5th 2019, 8:25 PM 8,225 Views 4 Comments

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

'It would be a shame if a French player does not win the Ballon d'Or,' says Henry
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'It would be a shame if a French player does not win the Ballon d'Or,' says Henry

Nov 10th 2018, 1:13 PM 6,798 Views 10 Comments

The Monaco boss believes that Raphael Varane, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann are all standout candidates for the award.

Griezmann delivers Löw blow as World Cup winners reign supreme in Paris against Germany
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Griezmann delivers Löw blow as World Cup winners reign supreme in Paris against Germany

Oct 16th 2018, 10:40 PM 6,418 Views 1 Comment

France sit four points clear at the top of their Nations League group after Antoine Griezmann instigated a 2-1 win over Germany.

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