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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Les Bleus

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# Team news
Earls a surprise pick at 13 for Ireland as Payne misses out on France clash
Here’s the Ireland side to face the French.
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Saint-André makes two changes for crunch World Cup clash with Ireland on Sunday
Louis Picamoles and Noa Nakaitaci both return for the French.
# Allez Les Gars
Ireland's fully-fit squad means difficult selection meetings for France clash
Assistant coach Simon Easterby said Jared Payne trained fully this morning.
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France earn bonus point win against dogged Romania
The French made it two wins from two in tonight’s Pool D encounter.
# bleuwatch
Dusautoir returns from injury as France count down to big World Cup opener
“This team could very well be like the one that will take on Italy,” says PSA.
# dangerous man
Yoann Huget showed that his boots are made for more than just stamping
The winger’s try killed off English hopes in Paris last night.
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Joe Schmidt will be keeping a close eye on 'Le Crunch' part deux tomorrow
Ireland’s clash with France looks like being key to Pool D at the World Cup.
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Guy Noves will take over as France coach the day after the World Cup
Philippe Saint-Andre has served just one term.
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'Even when we win, there is criticism' - Fofana ignores the negativity as France land in Dublin
French media focusing on Les Bleus’ failure to score a try against Scotland.
# Unpredictable
Ireland's Peter O'Mahony: 'There's always a fear factor with France'
The Munster captain says Joe Schmidt’s men are intent on improving on their showing against Italy.
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Saint-Andre upbeat despite French struggles ahead of trip to Dublin
The French toiled on their way to an unconvincing win over Scotland.
# Les Bleus
Philippe Saint-André has picked an impressive France XV to face Scotland
The French have opted to leave Morgan Parra on the bench as Rory Kockott starts alongside Camille Lopez.
# Les Bleus
How did Ireland's World Cup opponents get on this November?
France were up and down, Italy picked up one win, while the Romanians and Canadians struggled.
# los pumas
Four drop goals help Argentina to upset Saint-André's France in Paris
Ireland’s World Cup opponents were tactically out-thought in the French capital.
# Les Bleus
Benzema and Pogba fire French to victory over Ronaldo's Portugal
The Euro 2016 hosts were 2-1 winners at the Stade de France.
# problems
'France are the Spain of rugby' - More pressure on Saint-André
Toulon’s Bernard Laporte has joined his president in questioning Les Bleus’ head coach.
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United front important for French success, says Cabaye
The French take on Nigeria today with a place in the last-eight on the line.
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Ambitious France out to confirm World Cup credentials against Nigeria
Didier Deschamps’ side swept past Honduras and Switzerland, before a stalemate against Ecuador.
# Dull
Wallabies grind out win in ugly second Test against Les Bleus
Ewen McKenzie’s men wrapped up their series victory with a 6-0 success in Melbourne against France.
# Under Pressure
10 changes for France as Saint-André reacts to first Test hiding
Les Bleus have recalled Thierry Dusautoir as captain ahead of their second clash with the Wallabies.
# Hammered
France concede seven tries as the Wallabies rip it up in Brisbane
Les Bleus gave an abject performance that again calls Philippe Saint-André’s reign into question.
# freddy
Mercurial Frédéric Michalak returns at out-half for Les Bleus
Gaël Fickou and Wesley Fofana form a potentially brilliant centre pairing for Philippe Saint-André’s side.
# Planning
Saint-André names 30-man France squad for 2014/15 season
The group, which includes François Trinh-Duc, will benefit from a less demanding club calendar.
# 6 Nations
Defiant display, but defeat for Ireland Women as France hold on to secure Grand Slam
Gillian Bourke scored the first two tries France have conceded in this year’s Championship, but Ireland came up just short.
# fears
Szarzewski: I hope Brian O'Driscoll won't finish like he started in Paris
The France hooker says he is disappointed with how the national team is being treated by the media.
# Analysis
Analysis: France's counter-attack poses huge threat to Ireland's Six Nations dreams
This piece uses GIFs and videos to examine Les Bleus’ attacking ‘structure’ as well as their danger on the counter.
# Not happy
'This is not funny' - France prop Nicolas Mas walks out of press conference
The 33-year-old tighthead prop took exception to being quizzed about the problems of the French scrum.
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Seven changes for France as Saint-André makes controversial calls
Gaël Fickou has been left on the bench, despite the absence of Wesley Fofana in the centre.
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France like 'clowns in the circus' - Guscott
Ireland face France in Paris in their tournament finale.
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Wesley Fofana's Six Nations looks to be over after fractured rib
Clermont have released a statement saying the inside centre will miss three or four weeks of action.
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'DO IT' orders French newspaper before World Cup playoff tonight
France attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit in tonight’s playoff second leg against Ukraine.
# Gunner
Olivier Giroud's chip against Australia was just gorgeous
Breathe it in.
# 6 Nations
Luke Marshall keen to put 'surreal' debut behind him and take on France
The young Ulster centre says Philippe Saint-Andre’s men will be ‘wounded and hurting’ as they hunt for their first points of this year’s tournament.
# 6 Nations
Ireland v France: 'We'll take 3-0' in Dublin says beleaguered French boss
Philippe Saint-Andre sounds in upbeat mood.
# Investigation
Top French footballer cited in under-age prostitution probe
The Les Bleus star’s name appeared in the mobile phone of an under-age girl who has been arrested on shop-lifting charges.
# Relief
6 Nations: North's flying finish ends Welsh losing run
The reigning champions claimed their first win since last playing France.
# Les Bleus
Leinster fighting fit for Clermont trip
Joe Schmidt has no major injury worries ahead of Sunday’s Heineken Cup trip to French giants Clermont Auvergne.
# Forget Paris
Raymond Domenech: Henry's handball? All part of the game
The former France manager’s book — All Alone — was released yesterday.
# Les Bleus
Former France boss Raymond Domenech 'relieved' after revealing his story
Hang on to those book vouchers, Irish football fans.
# J'accuse
Domenech takes aim at French 'divas'
The former Les Bleus boss has criticised the likes of Franck Ribery ahead of the launch of his new book.