A new era begins for France in Paris on Sunday as Fabien Galthié takes charge for the first time with optimism swirling around the squad.
The young stars that helped Les Bleuets win the World Rugby Under 20 Championship in 2018 and 2019 are starting to come of age but in
Wales booked their place in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals when they notched a hard-fought 20-19 win over France in their quarter-final in Oita on Sunday.
In a drama-filled match, Les Bleus held the upper hand for the majority of the game despite playing with 14 men for most of the
OITA, 19 Oct - A preview of the quarter-final between Wales and France which kicks-off at 16:15 on Sunday at Oita Stadium.
The Big Picture
Wales and France have met only once previously at a World Cup but that game is seared into the memory of the Welsh players in particular.
KUMAMOTO, 5 Oct –
France became the second side to advance to the Rugby World Cup’s quarter-finals when they notched a 23-21 victory against Tonga in Kumamoto on Sunday.
As the scoreline suggests, this was a tightly contested affair and although France secured the result, Tonga finished stronger and eventually outscored
KUMAMOTO, 5 Oct – A preview of the Pool C match between France and Tonga, which kicks off at 16:45 on Sunday at Kumamoto Stadium.
The Big Picture
Only three nations – New Zealand, Australia and France – have reached at least the quarter-finals of every Rugby World Cup. Les Bleus are
Three tries in the final 14 minutes give Jacques Brunel's side five precious points.
FUKUOKA, 1 Oct - USA bounced back from defeat by England to push France hard in Fukuoka, but Jacques Brunel's side found their attacking verve late on to score five tries in a 33-9 win in Pool
TOKYO, 30 Sep - World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organizing Committee have confirmed that the France v USA match will be played in Fukuoka on 2 October at 16:45 JST as scheduled.
The decision has been taken following consultation with our weather information experts and the Japan Meteorological Agency,
The follow match highlights are courtesy of World Rugby.
France Awakens to Sneak Past Argentina in Tokyo
France awoke from years of under-performing in spectacular fashion this morning. Les Bleus blitzed past Argentina in the first-half Tokyo to win the RWC opening match of Pool C. Drama in the second -half would
Match three of RWC 2019 sees a fierce rivalry set to explode in Tokyo as Argentina take-on France. The match is to open Pool C, the tournament’s Pool of Death.
Argentine Head Coach Mario Ledesma experimented during the 2019 internationals only to revert to the formation from the 20-16 loss to
Half of the Americas representation at the Rugby World Cup is contained in Pool C where both Argentina and the USA are found. Many have labeled it the ‘Pool of Death’ with both England and France also in search of a Quarter Final spot and Tonga playing the potential spoiler