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# france - Sunday 29 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 29th 2020, 7:19 AM 8,679 Views 0 Comments

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
# Migration
# Migration

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

Nov 28th 2020, 5:50 PM 18,175 Views 15 Comments

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

Protests over new security law planned across France
# Paris
# Paris

Protests over new security law planned across France

Nov 28th 2020, 3:40 PM 17,274 Views 15 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Macron outlines France’s baby steps out of lockdown

Nov 24th 2020, 10:00 PM 24,650 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 24th 2020, 3:55 PM 104,962 Views 22 Comments

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
# Paris
# Paris

Corruption trial suspended for former French president Nicolas Sarkozy

Updated Nov 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 29,306 Views 15 Comments

The trial will resume on Thursday.

# france - Sunday 22 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 22nd 2020, 5:28 PM 10,354 Views 11 Comments

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

# france - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

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

France awarded 28-0 win following cancelled match against Fiji

Nov 17th 2020, 12:59 PM 7,582 Views 3 Comments

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
# Back From The Dead
# Back From The Dead

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

Nov 16th 2020, 4:29 PM 28,118 Views 23 Comments

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
# Turbulent Times
From The42
# Turbulent Times

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

Nov 13th 2020, 12:45 PM 6,014 Views 2 Comments

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

# france - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 11th 2020, 10:30 PM 9,143 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 11th 2020, 7:00 PM 10,217 Views 5 Comments

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
# France

Paris hospitals near capacity after upsurge in coronavirus cases

Nov 5th 2020, 7:13 PM 25,788 Views 33 Comments

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
# New Kid On The Block
From The42
# New Kid On The Block

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

Nov 5th 2020, 4:02 PM 7,354 Views 3 Comments

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

# france - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:00 PM 10,673 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 3rd 2020, 7:54 AM 7,332 Views 5 Comments

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

# france - Monday 2 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:29 PM 36,301 Views 49 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 2nd 2020, 5:13 PM 25,057 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 14,500 Views 27 Comments

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
# Lyon
# Lyon

Manhunt continues in France after shooting of Greek Orthodox priest

Updated Nov 1st 2020, 5:36 PM 42,666 Views 24 Comments

The priest remains in a critical condition.

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

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

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,082 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 57,139 Views 61 Comments

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

# france - Saturday 31 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 31st 2020, 11:55 PM 19,103 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Not ruthless enough, not accurate enough, not good enough

Oct 31st 2020, 10:23 PM 18,517 Views 60 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 31st 2020, 10:00 PM 62,824 Views 144 Comments

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

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations From The42
Live Oct 31st 2020, 7:15 PM

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

Priest shot outside Greek Orthodox church in Lyon, France
# Lyon
# Lyon

Priest shot outside Greek Orthodox church in Lyon, France

Updated Oct 31st 2020, 6:06 PM 85,762 Views 66 Comments

He is now in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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

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

Oct 31st 2020, 12:11 PM 70,675 Views 23 Comments

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
# Super Saturday
From The42
# Super Saturday

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

Oct 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 42,945 Views 26 Comments

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
# French Revolution
From The42
# French Revolution

How the French rediscovered their mojo

Oct 30th 2020, 3:33 PM 7,775 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 30th 2020, 11:45 AM 8,390 Views 2 Comments

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
# France
# France

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

Updated Oct 29th 2020, 9:16 PM 82,930 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 29th 2020, 10:44 AM 11,343 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 29th 2020, 5:30 AM 4,935 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 29th 2020, 5:00 AM 4,019 Views 1 Comment

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

# france - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

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

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

Updated Oct 28th 2020, 9:50 PM 34,763 Views 15 Comments

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

New national lockdown announced in France
# Second Lockdown
# Second Lockdown

New national lockdown announced in France

Oct 28th 2020, 7:40 PM 53,108 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 28th 2020, 12:25 PM 38,389 Views 35 Comments

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

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run
# 6 Nations
From The42
# 6 Nations

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run

Oct 28th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,080 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half hit the ground running despite an eight-month gap between competitive fixtures.

Sexton settled into Ireland rhythm and ready to duel France
# Test Mode
From The42
# Test Mode

Sexton settled into Ireland rhythm and ready to duel France

Oct 28th 2020, 3:41 AM 6,757 Views 11 Comments

The skipper feels improvements in training as he looks forward to a return to Paris.