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#Les Bleus

# les-bleus - Monday 28 March, 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 2,576 Views 1 Comment

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

# les-bleus - Friday 11 March, 2022

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 13,346 Views 13 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

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 7,838 Views 9 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Saturday 26 February, 2022

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 10,376 Views 10 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Saturday 12 February, 2022

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 42,360 Views 161 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Thursday 10 February, 2022

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 9,488 Views 2 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Sunday 6 February, 2022

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 11,626 Views 6 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Friday 4 February, 2022

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 5,820 Views 1 Comment

Les Bleus face Italy in Paris on Sunday.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

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 2,809 Views 0 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

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 5,997 Views 3 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Thursday 21 October, 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 4,599 Views 0 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

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 7,847 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.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

France set up decisive Test with first away win over Wallabies in 31 years
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# All To Play For

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

Jul 13th 2021, 1:38 PM 7,381 Views 2 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Sunday 28 March, 2021

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 8,670 Views 2 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Thursday 11 March, 2021

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 5,142 Views 13 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Saturday 27 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 27th 2021, 1:55 PM 9,312 Views 2 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

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 5,170 Views 3 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Sunday 14 February, 2021

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 43,125 Views 209 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Thursday 4 February, 2021

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 6,779 Views 5 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

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 14,916 Views 5 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Sunday 24 January, 2021

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 3,588 Views 0 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Sunday 1 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 1st 2020, 11:55 AM 51,104 Views 41 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

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 7,150 Views 6 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Monday 26 October, 2020

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 8,334 Views 3 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Monday 7 September, 2020

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 5,128 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.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

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 2,654 Views 2 Comments

A realignment is on the cards.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

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 11,235 Views 2 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

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 5,064 Views 5 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

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 10,605 Views 0 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

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 4,869 Views 4 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Thursday 15 August, 2019

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 7,499 Views 7 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

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 8,152 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.

# les-bleus - Friday 12 April, 2019

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 7,668 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.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

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 8,035 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.

# les-bleus - Friday 22 March, 2019

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 5,021 Views 1 Comment

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

# les-bleus - Sunday 10 March, 2019

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 6,271 Views 24 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

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 8,213 Views 4 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'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 6,787 Views 10 Comments

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

# les-bleus - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

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 6,405 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.

# les-bleus - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Sublime Giroud volley sinks Dutch as France's World Cup champions return home
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Sublime Giroud volley sinks Dutch as France's World Cup champions return home

Sep 9th 2018, 10:37 PM 8,298 Views 4 Comments

Olivier Giroud proved a popular hero on France’s competitive return to Paris against the Netherlands.

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