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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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Racing 92 Scrum-Half Machenaud Makes Contact With Toulon Following Stade Francais Merger Announcement [L’Equipe]

It appears the fallout has begun following  the announcement on Monday that Top 14 sides Racing 92 and Stade Francais are set to merge at the end of the season. In a move that will likely signal a culling of contracts and release of players, it is being reported Paris based English journalist Gavin Mortimer, that French news outlet L’Equipe …

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France Select Attacking Side To Take On England In Twickenham

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Guilhem Guirado, Captain of France (L) and Guy Noves, Head Coach of France (R) pose with The Six Nations Trophy during the 2017 RBS Six Nations launch at The Hurlingham Club on January 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Gy Noves is banking on flair overcoming England’s power in Twickenham, after selecting a side filled with attacking intent for Le Crunch. In what is seen as a surprise move, Baptiste Serin has been selected at scrum-half ahead of Maxime Machenaud, and will join the in-form Clermont fly-half, Camille Lopez in the half-backs. With Wesley Fofana ruled out with injury, Gaël Fickou partners Rémi …

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Opinion: Matt Giteau Should Be Suspended For Simulation

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - APRIL 19: Matt Giteau of Toulon runs with the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup semi final match between RC Toulon and Leinster at Stade Velodrome on April 19, 2015 in Marseille, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Watching the Top 14 final of Friday last week again, this writer saw the dangerous tackle by Maxime Machenaud on Matt Giteau again. And this time it struck how odd the situation was. On the ref’s microphone, it can be heard clearly Racing 92 captain Sarzewski and scrum half Machenaud protest to referee Raynal, the very same man who sent …

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France Rocked By Four Injuries Ahead Of Wales Showdown

France v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

France have been hit with four major injuries ahead of Wales clash. Earlier today, we published an article in which we listed a French XV who would be lining out for their clubs this weekend, despite the fact that France are scheduled to play Wales next Friday night. Given the fact that many of these players had just competed in the …

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