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Jacques Brunel Rings The Changes For France After Axeing Stars

New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Northern Tour 2017 Stade de France Paris 11/11/2017 France vs New Zealand France’s Mathieu Bastareaud Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

France take on Italy on Friday night in the Six Nations in Marseille, as Le Bleus chase their first win in this season’s tournament. Jacques Brunel has endured a tumultuous start to his reign. After an agonising loss to Ireland in the opening round, they fell to Scotland by six points in Murrayfield. However, it was the aftermath of their …

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The Fast XV: Picking The Quickest Team In World Rugby

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Jonathan Joseph of England scores his sides second try during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The main difference between England and Scotland in this year’s Six Nations was not power but speed. Jonathan Joseph’s impeccable timing and blazing pace saw him blast through the Scottish backline seemingly at will. But would the Bath flier make a World Fastest XV? 15  Israel Dagg  (New Zealand) A very tough one to pick but the way Israel Dagg …

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Winners And Losers – Scotland v France

France vs Scotland Scotland's Finn Russell kicks a penalty

After upsetting Ireland in Murrayfield last weekend Scotland headed to the Stade de France on Sunday buoyed by a spirit and a sense of optimism that can only really come with a major Six Nations scalp. Vern Cotter’s side snapped a 10 game losing streak to France last year but couldn’t replicate their 2016 performance in Paris on Sunday as …

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How France’s Club Game Is Contributing To The Decline Of The National Team

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 26: Guy Noves the head coach of France looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Principality Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Despite all the press over England’s embarrassing World Cup exit, France’s shocking 62-13 loss to New Zealand at the World Cup highlights fundamental issues in French rugby, argues Paul Wassell. France have coughed and spluttered their way to two victories so far in this year’s Six Nations Championship against a determined Italian side and a struggling and injury-hit Irish team, …

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The Telegraph’s Wonder Kid XV

This up and coming XV will get supporters very excited about the future. Writing in The Telegraph, Mick Cleary selected a world XV made up of players who have not yet earned more than 20 caps and are under 25 years of age. While some will argue that Cleary has included too many English players in his selection, it must …

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Watch Ma’a Nonu Commit Some Schoolboy Errors Against Toulouse

Ma’a Nonu committed some uncharacteristic errors for Toulon. Despite being one of the game’s elite players, Ma’a Nonu committed two schoolboy errors during Toulon’s Top 14 clash with Toulouse. In the opening minutes, the World Cup winning centre threw an intercept pass that was easily read by Gael Fickou, who had the easy task of touching down from five meters. The …

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Toulouse Set To Release Some Legendary Players

Toulouse could release some of their Iconic stars. Although Gael Fickou recently extended his stay with Toulouse by a further three years, the French club have yet to offer a whole host of players new contracts, according to French rugby website RugbyRama. The site claims that while the French giants wish to tie down many of their players on long term deals, …

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European Rugby Champions Cup Preview – The Outsiders

Ozer McMahon is here to profile the outsiders for this year’s European Rugby Champions Cup, which kicks off this weekend. The Outsiders Leinster It’s a sign of the ever evolving landscape of European club rugby that three times European Champions, and as recently as 2012, Leinster now find themselves outside the immediate group of teams considered contenders for the continents top club …

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