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# Jouez

Last year
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France are favourites but Ireland bring momentum even without their key man
Andy Farrell’s side have a huge challenge ahead of them at Stade de France.
All time
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Birthday boy Jalibert guides France to Argentina win
The fly-half set up two tries in a 29-20 victory in Paris.
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Leinster must make big-game experience count against ROG's La Rochelle
The Top 14 side have plenty of threats but Leinster will expect to handle the pressure better.
# finalists
Late Russell magic sees Racing past Saracens and into Champions Cup final
Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan started for the French club, who won with Juan Imhoff’s 76th-minute try.
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Toulouse's thrilling start to season a concern for travelling Ulster
The Top 14 side are targetting a record-setting fifth Heineken Champions Cup crown.
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'I still don't regret coming home because I have had six great years in Ireland'
Robin Copeland has signed for French Pro D2 club Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente.
# Stunning Rugby
U20s star Jack Crowley's score among nominations for AIL try of the season
There were some stunning efforts on the men’s and women’s leagues this season.
# continuity
20-year-old centre gets first start as France make one change for Italy clash
Montpellier man Arthur Vincent replaces the injured Virimi Vakatawa.
# victoire
Bravo les Bleus! But it's too early to know if France are genuinely back
Similarly, we can’t write off England’s Six Nations hopes just yet.
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France name two debutants and a frightening backline for England clash
Anthony Bouthier and Mohamed Haouas will win their first caps in Paris on Sunday.
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Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload
Eoin Toolan examines the All Blacks’ support play to explain their effectiveness in offloading.
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'My fear is that with talented players, if you over-coach them, you'll kill the instinct'
Nigel Osborne runs the skills-based Rugby and French camps every summer near Biarritz.
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Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland
The home side have named 13 of the starting team that beat the All Blacks back in November.
# 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.
# Espoirs
Toulouse's exciting young guns show the way as Leinster come up short
‘It was beautiful, sometimes we’re beautiful!’
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'It was a huge occasion for them and you could see what it meant to them'
Leinster boss Leo Cullen rued his team’s inaccuracies as they came up short in Toulouse.
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France the ideal setting for Leinster’s exciting attack to be unleashed again
Clermont have undoubted quality but Leinster are an exciting attacking force.
# joie de vivre
'In my life, I have a philosophy that I want to understand the world'
Highly-rated French coach Régis Sonnes is working in Bandon after leaving the Top 14 behind.
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From Munster to Nice: Scrum-half Foley excited by new French adventure
The 21-year-old Crosshaven man has signed for the Fédérale 2 club.
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Analysis: Heaslip's offloads the highlight of Ireland's final-day victory
The Ireland number eight released two excellent balls out of the tackle against Scotland.
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Analysis: Jackman's Grenoble bringing French flair back to the Top 14
We use GIFs, screenshots and videos to examine the exciting attacking play of Grenoble so far this season.