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# france - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Wales left ‘numb’ after late France try denied them Grand Slam in Paris
# Chaotic
From The42
# Chaotic

Wales left ‘numb’ after late France try denied them Grand Slam in Paris

Mar 21st 2021, 12:59 PM 9,055 Views 6 Comments

Fabien Galthie’s side were 32-30 winners after a dramatic finale last night.

# france - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Dulin's late try breaks Welsh hearts and kills their Grand Slam dream
# Heartbreak
From The42
# Heartbreak

Dulin's late try breaks Welsh hearts and kills their Grand Slam dream

Mar 20th 2021, 10:13 PM 19,189 Views 73 Comments

France lock Paul Willemse is red carded but Brice Dulin scores at the death to seal two-point win for Les Bleus.

# france - Friday 19 March, 2021

European countries impose tighter restrictions as Covid-19 cases rise
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

European countries impose tighter restrictions as Covid-19 cases rise

Mar 19th 2021, 11:10 AM 33,341 Views 45 Comments

A month-long lockdown for Paris and several other French regions was announced yesterday.

# france - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Father loses legal challenge to allow sons remain in Ireland over concerns about the wearing of masks in French schools
# High Court
# High Court

Father loses legal challenge to allow sons remain in Ireland over concerns about the wearing of masks in French schools

Mar 18th 2021, 10:59 AM 58,455 Views 0 Comments

The man claims his older son faces grave risk if he is obliged to wear a mask in school in France.

# france - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Mbappe comes off bench to score twice as PSG punish Lille errors to win cup showdown
# Star Man
From The42
# Star Man

Mbappe comes off bench to score twice as PSG punish Lille errors to win cup showdown

Mar 17th 2021, 7:37 PM 2,553 Views 0 Comments

PSG beat top-of-the-table Lille 3-0.

# france - Saturday 13 March, 2021

'We need to improve - France will be a different proposition' - Pivac
# French Evolution
From The42
# French Evolution

'We need to improve - France will be a different proposition' - Pivac

Mar 13th 2021, 8:12 PM 3,349 Views 1 Comment

Wales set for Six Nations showdown with France in Paris.

England snatch controversial win over France with Itoje's late try
# Le Crunch
From The42
# Le Crunch

England snatch controversial win over France with Itoje's late try

Mar 13th 2021, 6:49 PM 58,084 Views 53 Comments

France’s Grand Slam chances ruined after Irish TMO overrules referee to award try to England’s Maro Itoje.

# france - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Irish author Edna O'Brien receives France's highest cultural award
# Ordre Des Arts Et Lettres
# Ordre Des Arts Et Lettres

Irish author Edna O'Brien receives France's highest cultural award

Mar 7th 2021, 7:16 PM 20,027 Views 10 Comments

O’Brien, 90, is the author of 18 novels.

France winger to undergo surgery and miss Six Nations
# Gabin Villiere
From The42
# Gabin Villiere

France winger to undergo surgery and miss Six Nations

Mar 7th 2021, 12:26 PM 7,018 Views 3 Comments

Villiere sustained the injury as Toulon beat Racing 92.

# france - Friday 5 March, 2021

French authorities lift Covid-19 test rule for Irish truckers
# Irish Hauliers
# Irish Hauliers

French authorities lift Covid-19 test rule for Irish truckers

Mar 5th 2021, 3:12 PM 10,869 Views 6 Comments

French officials had ruled that Irish hauliers would have to present a negative Covid-19 test to enter the country.

# france - Thursday 4 March, 2021

French rugby chief Laporte to appear before government in Covid investigation
# Scrutiny
From The42
# Scrutiny

French rugby chief Laporte to appear before government in Covid investigation

Mar 4th 2021, 3:32 PM 3,031 Views 0 Comments

Breaches of the bubble led to a 16-case Covid outbreak in the French squad.

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Germany and France to give AstraZeneca vaccine to over 65s, Belgium approves it for over 55s

Mar 4th 2021, 11:17 AM 10,150 Views 11 Comments

Ireland is currently only using this vaccine for people aged 18-69.

# france - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

FFR clear France head coach Galthié of wrongdoing after Covid-19 outbreak
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

FFR clear France head coach Galthié of wrongdoing after Covid-19 outbreak

Mar 3rd 2021, 11:36 AM 5,315 Views 4 Comments

Les Bleus’ head coach left the French Six Nations bubble to watch his son play a game.

# france - Monday 1 March, 2021

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year in jail for corruption
# France
# France

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year in jail for corruption

Mar 1st 2021, 1:20 PM 114,169 Views 21 Comments

Sarkozy was handed a three-year prison sentence of which two years are suspended.

# france - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'
# Brexit Checks
# Brexit Checks

Irish hauliers: 'French officials treat us as if we’re coming from England – we’re not'

Feb 28th 2021, 10:30 AM 49,005 Views 57 Comments

Representatives of Irish hauliers have said they are being held up for longer than they should because of French officials.

# france - Saturday 27 February, 2021

French government warns it could pull Les Bleus' approval to play in Six Nations
# Sacre Bleu
From The42
# Sacre Bleu

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

Feb 27th 2021, 1:55 PM 9,297 Views 2 Comments

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

# france - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Postponed: France's clash with Scotland will be rescheduled after Covid outbreak
# Off
From The42
# Off

Postponed: France's clash with Scotland will be rescheduled after Covid outbreak

Feb 25th 2021, 12:32 PM 6,689 Views 8 Comments

Another positive test in the French camp today has seen the fixture postponed.

France suspend training after another positive Covid-19 test
# Another Case
From The42
# Another Case

France suspend training after another positive Covid-19 test

Feb 25th 2021, 9:18 AM 6,134 Views 8 Comments

The France squad have been placed in isolation, with the Six Nations meeting with Scotland set for Sunday.

# france - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

France report no new Covid-19 cases as Scotland game awaits the green light
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

France report no new Covid-19 cases as Scotland game awaits the green light

Feb 23rd 2021, 10:39 AM 2,467 Views 1 Comment

French captain Charles Ollivon was among five players ruled out after testing positive yesterday.

# france - Monday 22 February, 2021

Farrell's Ireland still Covid-free as France wonder if their outbreak started in Dublin
# Healthy
From The42
# Healthy

Farrell's Ireland still Covid-free as France wonder if their outbreak started in Dublin

Feb 22nd 2021, 3:08 PM 28,494 Views 24 Comments

Les Bleus’ Six Nations hopes have been hit hard with key players now ruled out of the Scotland game.

# france - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle move top in France
# On The Rise
From The42
# On The Rise

Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle move top in France

Feb 20th 2021, 7:06 PM 14,436 Views 9 Comments

They scratched out a 16-11 home victory over Stade Francais on Saturday.

# france - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Scrum coach Servat tests positive as France confirm third Covid-19 case
# Les Bleus
From The42
# Les Bleus

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

Feb 17th 2021, 10:09 AM 5,134 Views 3 Comments

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

# france - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

'Ireland need to de-structure the game a little bit, play at a huge tempo'
# Future View
From The42
# Future View

'Ireland need to de-structure the game a little bit, play at a huge tempo'

Feb 16th 2021, 3:46 PM 10,018 Views 11 Comments

This week’s edition of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra involved plenty of discussion of Ireland’s attack.

# france - Monday 15 February, 2021

Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt
# Clarity
From The42
# Clarity

Analysis: Ireland's attack needs to make clear progress under Mike Catt

Feb 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 15,525 Views 23 Comments

The Irish attacking effort was underwhelming against France in yesterday’s Six Nations defeat.

Ireland used to win these tight games - they've gone backwards since 2018
# Nearly Men
From The42
# Nearly Men

Ireland used to win these tight games - they've gone backwards since 2018

Feb 15th 2021, 6:45 AM 29,299 Views 72 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s methods worked – Ireland need to re-introduce them.

# france - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Farrell has 'mixed emotions' as Ireland's attack fails to fire against France
# Back Foot
From The42
# Back Foot

Farrell has 'mixed emotions' as Ireland's attack fails to fire against France

Feb 14th 2021, 9:02 PM 7,473 Views 26 Comments

The head coach rued his team’s failure to score when France were down to 14 players.

'We're definitely seeing progress,' insists Henderson after Ireland defeat in Dublin
# Optimistic
From The42
# Optimistic

'We're definitely seeing progress,' insists Henderson after Ireland defeat in Dublin

Feb 14th 2021, 6:37 PM 6,966 Views 36 Comments

The stand-in skipper rued Ireland’s inability to take advantage of France’s yellow card.

Farrell's Ireland come up short as France hold on for Six Nations win in Dublin
# Les Bleus
From The42
# Les Bleus

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

Feb 14th 2021, 4:56 PM 43,093 Views 208 Comments

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

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Championship From The42
Live Feb 14th 2021, 2:20 PM

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Championship

The talking points ahead of today’s crunch Ireland -France test
# Big Issues
From The42
# Big Issues

The talking points ahead of today’s crunch Ireland -France test

Updated Feb 14th 2021, 12:11 PM 19,154 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s season is on the line today – and coach Andy Farrell knows it.

Ireland will get a taste of life without Sexton and Murray as in-form France visit
# Big Ask
From The42
# Big Ask

Ireland will get a taste of life without Sexton and Murray as in-form France visit

Feb 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 23,340 Views 33 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side will need a superb performance to keep their Six Nations hopes alive.

# france - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Fabien Galthie says in-form France still have ‘significant room for improvement’
# On The Up
From The42
# On The Up

Fabien Galthie says in-form France still have ‘significant room for improvement’

Feb 13th 2021, 8:19 PM 3,317 Views 2 Comments

Les Bleus will take to the field against Ireland in Dublin as tournament favourites.

# france - Friday 12 February, 2021

Keith Earls: 'I've accepted that I've made mistakes - mistakes happen'
# Fronting Up
From The42
# Fronting Up

Keith Earls: 'I've accepted that I've made mistakes - mistakes happen'

Feb 12th 2021, 6:03 PM 8,306 Views 25 Comments

The Ireland wing wins his 90th cap on Sunday.

Fabien Galthié: 'Burns has many of the same qualities as Sexton' From The42

Fabien Galthié: 'Burns has many of the same qualities as Sexton'

Feb 12th 2021, 5:37 PM 5,531 Views 5 Comments

The France coach also said his team have improved in the last 12 months.

Two changes as France name team to face Ireland
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Two changes as France name team to face Ireland

Feb 12th 2021, 11:50 AM 16,237 Views 20 Comments

Teddy Thomas drops to the bench as Matthieu Jalibert continues at fly-half.

Sexton, Murray and Ryan ruled out for Ireland as Burns gets nod at No10
# Le Crunch
From The42
# Le Crunch

Sexton, Murray and Ryan ruled out for Ireland as Burns gets nod at No10

Feb 12th 2021, 11:41 AM 59,713 Views 106 Comments

Iain Henderson will captain the side while there is also a recall for Rhys Ruddock as Andy Farrell names his team for Sunday’s Six Nations tie against France.

# france - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Farrell set to hand Ruddock an Ireland recall for Six Nations clash with France
# Possible XV
From The42
# Possible XV

Farrell set to hand Ruddock an Ireland recall for Six Nations clash with France

Feb 11th 2021, 7:40 PM 36,634 Views 82 Comments

James Ryan is set to miss out, while captain Johnny Sexton could also be ruled out.

# france - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

'We know we can't afford to slip up again' From The42

'We know we can't afford to slip up again'

Feb 10th 2021, 5:50 PM 6,664 Views 19 Comments

Conor Murray is relishing this week’s clash with Antoine Dupont’s France.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on trial over IS tweets
# National Rally
# National Rally

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on trial over IS tweets

Feb 10th 2021, 7:17 AM 18,515 Views 0 Comments

She is charged with breaking hate speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic State atrocities in 2015.

# france - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

O'Mahony banned for three Six Nations games following red card against Wales
# Suspended
From The42
# Suspended

O'Mahony banned for three Six Nations games following red card against Wales

Feb 9th 2021, 6:55 PM 46,153 Views 121 Comments

The 31-year-old was sent off for making contact with the head of Tomas Francis.