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Quiz: Name Every French Player To Win The Premier League

How well do you know your Premier League winners? Since the Premier League began in the 1992/1993 season, players from all over the world have clinched winners medals and gotten their hands on the illustrious trophy. But can you name every player from France to do it? We’re giving you six minutes to name the 27 players from France who …

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Pundit Arena Daily Rugby Trivia Challenge – Day 13

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Welcome to day 13 of Pundit Arena’s daily rugby trivia challenge. Each day, we’ll give you 20 questions and 20 clues, similar to a crossword, and you have to guess the answers before the time runs out. Yesterday's proved tough so let's see how you get on with Tuesday's rugby trivia quiz. 👇https://t.co/18XIncifrh — Pundit Arena (@PunditArena) May 19, 2020 …

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Wales-Scotland To Go Ahead As Six Nations Release Statement

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Six Nations Rugby have confirmed that Wales’ final clash with Scotland will go ahead on Saturday in the Principality Stadium despite fears over Covid-19. The corresponding U20 fixture between the nations will also go ahead, however, the women’s match has been postponed after a Scottish player tested positive for the coronavirus. It is the only fixture that will go ahead …

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TV Details Ahead Of Fourth Round Of Six Nations Action

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After its break, the Guinness Six Nations returns this weekend with two highly-anticipated matches to look forward to.  While Ireland’s game against Italy, which was set for the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, was postponed due to fears over the coronavirus, the rest of the games in round four are going ahead as planned. First up, it’s the meeting …

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Ntamack Inspires France To Dramatic Win Over Wales In Cardiff

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Wales 23 France 27 France recorded their first victory in Cardiff in a decade following an enthralling and dramatic win over Wales to keep their Six Nations Grand Slam hopes alive.  Though Wales dominated possession and territory in the first period, it was France who touched down for two tries through Anthony Bouthier and Paul Willhemse while the home side …

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World Rugby Announce Nominees For Breakthrough Player Of The Year

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The nominees for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year have been announced with England, South Africa and France all represented. Joe Cokanasiga (England), Herschel Jantjies (South Africa) and Romain Ntamack (France) are all nominated following their eye-catching performances throughout the year. To be eligible for this award, players must have played less than one year of senior international …

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Vahaamahina Announces Retirement Following World Cup Dismissal


France lock Sebastien Vahaamahina has announced his retirement from international rugby duty one day after his side were knocked out of the World Cup by Wales in the quarter-final.  The 28-year-old was sent off during the dramatic 20-19 loss following an elbow on Wales flanker Aaron Wainwright.  Vahaamahina maintains that he always intended on retiring following the conclusion of France’s …

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Williams To Partner Anscombe As Wales Name Team For French Test


Tomos Williams will make his Six Nations debut in the 2019 tournament opener against France in Paris on Friday after the scrum-half was named in coach Warren Gatland’s starting XV. He was selected ahead of Gareth Davies and will form a half-back pairing with Cardiff team-mate Gareth Anscombe. It will be 24-year-old’s seventh appearance for Wales, after he made his …

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Willemse To Make French Debut Against Wales In Six Nations Opener


South African-born Paul Willemse will make his debut for France in Friday’s Six Nations opener against Wales in Paris. Willemse, a 2012 junior world champion with the Baby Boks, arrived on French soil in 2014 as a 21-year-old, so fulfilling the three years of residency required by World Rugby regulations. He received his French passport in November and will become …

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Fofana To Retire From International Rugby Following World Cup


France centre Wesley Fofana announced on Thursday that he will retire from international rugby after the 2019 World Cup in Japan. The 31-year-old has made 45 France appearances, scoring 15 tries, but played only once for Les Bleus in 2017 and 2018 after a succession of injury problems. “I’ll try whole-heartedly to make the World Cup, try my luck with …

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“Rugby Is Growing Safer”, Says Laporte Urging Further Reforms

Although French rugby has recently mourned the death of four young players, the sport “is half as dangerous as 10 years ago,” Bernard Laporte, president of the French rugby federation (FFR), said on Tuesday.  The former France coach was speaking at a lunch for the ‘Bien Joue’ (‘Well Played’) programme, launched in French schools after Louis Fajfrowski, 21, died following …

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Sexton’s Drop Goal Voted Irish Sporting Moment Of 2018

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Johnny Sexton’s drop goal to secure victory against France in Ireland’s opening Six Nations encounter has been voted as the most memorable sporting moment of 2018, according to the Teneo Sport and Sponsorship Index (TSSI).  In a game that will live long in the memory, France missed a penalty in the 77th minute to keep Ireland’s faint hopes of a …

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French Internationals Slimani & Raka Doubtful For Six Nations

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France internationals Rabah Slimani and Alivereti Raka risk missing the Six Nations campaign after suffering injuries with Clermont that will sideline them for “several months”. Next year’s Six Nations campaign will prove an important stepping stone towards the World Cup, being held in Japan between September 20 and November 2. But prop Slimani and winger Raka, who both play for …

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