Dec 03, 2012 13:46 EST
Dan Carter led a New Zealand clean sweep of the 2012 International Rugby Board (IRB) awards announced in London on Monday.
Nov 28, 2012 13:32 EST
Owen Farrell was dramatically included Wednesday among four nominees for the prestigious International Rugby Board (IRB) player of the year award, even though he is currently England's reserve fly-half.
Nov 13, 2012 21:39 EST
Yannick Nyanga sobbing prior to France's 33-6 demolition of Australia last Saturday reflected how much it meant to the flanker to be playing for France again after a five year hiatus.
Oct 30, 2012 22:22 EDT
France captain Pascal Pape admitted to AFP he faced a taxing month in replacing injured first choice skipper Thierry Dusautoir for the three autumn test matches.
Oct 30, 2012 14:13 EDT
Backrow forward Alexandre Lapandry was called up by France coach Philippe Saint-Andre on Tuesday for the first of the three autumn tests in place of the injured flanker Wenceslas Lauret.
Oct 26, 2012 11:09 EDT
France international lock Pascal Pape has signed a new three-year contract with Stade Francais, keeping him at the Top 14 outfit until 2016, the club announced on Friday.
Oct 21, 2012 12:46 EDT
France captain Thierry Dusautoir will be out for up to six weeks after injuring his knee in European Cup action for Toulouse, club coach Guy Noves told AFP.
Oct 20, 2012 16:59 EDT
Defending champions Leinster made it two from two with a victory over Scarlets in European Cup action on Saturday as four-time title-winners Toulouse survived a scare at Italian outsiders Treviso.
Sep 01, 2012 17:15 EDT
Biarritz made it three wins out of three in the Top 14 on Saturday by taking an early home lead against champions Toulouse and holding on under pressure for a 22-17 win.
Jun 08, 2012 23:34 EDT
Former England star Jonny Wilkinson will aim to lead Toulon to their first French league title since 1992 in Saturday's Top 14 final against Toulouse at the Stade de France.
May 29, 2012 12:29 EDT
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has fixed the twin goals of unearthing some younger players and being competitive when his team tours Argentina next month.
Mar 17, 2012 12:54 EDT
Wales claimed their third Six Nations Grand Slam in eight years when they beat World Cup finalists France 16-9 at the Millennium Stadium here on Saturday.
Mar 16, 2012 12:27 EDT
All the pressure will be on Grand Slam-seeking Wales when they meet France in their final Six Nations match on Saturday, French coach Philippe Saint-Andre said.
Mar 15, 2012 22:53 EDT
Wales had a chance to win the World Cup semi-final against France, but Leigh Halfpenny's last-gasp long-range penalty dipped heart-breakingly under the crossbar and Les Bleus stole home 9-8.
Mar 15, 2012 06:00 EDT
Coach Philippe Saint-Andre on Thursday announced six changes, one positional, in naming his side to play Wales in Cardiff on Saturday on the final day of the Six Nations tournament.
Mar 12, 2012 11:13 EDT
Coach Philippe Saint-Andre on Monday made six changes to his squad to take on Wales for the final day of the Six Nations tournament in Cardiff.
Mar 07, 2012 07:45 EST
Julien Dupuy and Lionel Beauxis will pair up for France for the first time since 2009 after coach Philippe Saint-Andre named his team Wednesday to face England in the Six Nations.
Mar 05, 2012 04:52 EST
France are to keep faith with the same squad for their next Six Nations match with England, after this weekend's battling draw against Ireland, coach Philippe Saint-Andre said on Monday.
Mar 03, 2012 09:39 EST
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell said on Saturday he would love to taste victory for the first time in his stellar career in Paris against the French when they meet in their Six Nations clash on Sunday.
Feb 29, 2012 05:53 EST
Full-back Clement Poitrenaud and flanker Julien Bonnaire have been drafted into the French side to play Ireland in the Six Nations tournament at the Stade de France on Sunday.