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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

#Les Bleus

# les-bleus - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Benzema and Pogba fire French to victory over Ronaldo’s Portugal

The Euro 2016 hosts were 2-1 winners at the Stade de France.

# les-bleus - Monday 7 July, 2014

‘France are the Spain of rugby’ – More pressure on Saint-André

Toulon’s Bernard Laporte has joined his president in questioning Les Bleus’ head coach.

# les-bleus - Monday 30 June, 2014

United front important for French success, says Cabaye

The French take on Nigeria today with a place in the last-eight on the line.

# les-bleus - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Ambitious France out to confirm World Cup credentials against Nigeria

Didier Deschamps’ side swept past Honduras and Switzerland, before a stalemate against Ecuador.

# les-bleus - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Wallabies grind out win in ugly second Test against Les Bleus

Ewen McKenzie’s men wrapped up their series victory with a 6-0 success in Melbourne against France.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

10 changes for France as Saint-André reacts to first Test hiding

Les Bleus have recalled Thierry Dusautoir as captain ahead of their second clash with the Wallabies.

# les-bleus - Saturday 7 June, 2014

France concede seven tries as the Wallabies rip it up in Brisbane

Les Bleus gave an abject performance that again calls Philippe Saint-André’s reign into question.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Mercurial Frédéric Michalak returns at out-half for Les Bleus

Gaël Fickou and Wesley Fofana form a potentially brilliant centre pairing for Philippe Saint-André’s side.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Saint-André names 30-man France squad for 2014/15 season

The group, which includes François Trinh-Duc, will benefit from a less demanding club calendar.

# les-bleus - Friday 14 March, 2014

Defiant display, but defeat for Ireland Women as France hold on to secure Grand Slam

Gillian Bourke scored the first two tries France have conceded in this year’s Championship, but Ireland came up just short.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Szarzewski: I hope Brian O’Driscoll won’t finish like he started in Paris

The France hooker says he is disappointed with how the national team is being treated by the media.

Analysis: France’s counter-attack poses huge threat to Ireland’s Six Nations dreams

This piece uses GIFs and videos to examine Les Bleus’ attacking ‘structure’ as well as their danger on the counter.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

‘This is not funny’ – France prop Nicolas Mas walks out of press conference

The 33-year-old tighthead prop took exception to being quizzed about the problems of the French scrum.

# les-bleus - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Seven changes for France as Saint-André makes controversial calls

Gaël Fickou has been left on the bench, despite the absence of Wesley Fofana in the centre.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

France like ‘clowns in the circus’ – Guscott

Ireland face France in Paris in their tournament finale.

# les-bleus - Monday 24 February, 2014

Wesley Fofana’s Six Nations looks to be over after fractured rib

Clermont have released a statement saying the inside centre will miss three or four weeks of action.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

‘DO IT’ orders French newspaper before World Cup playoff tonight

France attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit in tonight’s playoff second leg against Ukraine.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

# les-bleus - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Luke Marshall keen to put ‘surreal’ debut behind him and take on France 6 Nations This post contains videos

Luke Marshall keen to put ‘surreal’ debut behind him and take on France

The young Ulster centre says Philippe Saint-Andre’s men will be ‘wounded and hurting’ as they hunt for their first points of this year’s tournament.

Ireland v France: ‘We’ll take 3-0′ in Dublin says beleaguered French boss

Philippe Saint-Andre sounds in upbeat mood.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Top French footballer cited in under-age prostitution probe

The Les Bleus star’s name appeared in the mobile phone of an under-age girl who has been arrested on shop-lifting charges.

# les-bleus - Saturday 9 February, 2013

6 Nations: North’s flying finish ends Welsh losing run

The reigning champions claimed their first win since last playing France.

# les-bleus - Monday 3 December, 2012

Leinster fighting fit for Clermont trip

Joe Schmidt has no major injury worries ahead of Sunday’s Heineken Cup trip to French giants Clermont Auvergne.

# les-bleus - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Raymond Domenech: Henry’s handball? All part of the game

The former France manager’s book — All Alone — was released yesterday.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Former France boss Raymond Domenech ‘relieved’ after revealing his story

Hang on to those book vouchers, Irish football fans.

# les-bleus - Monday 19 November, 2012

Domenech takes aim at French ‘divas’

The former Les Bleus boss has criticised the likes of Franck Ribery ahead of the launch of his new book.

# les-bleus - Sunday 18 November, 2012

VIDEO: Here’s how France romped to victory over Argentina last night Know Your Enemy This post contains videos

VIDEO: Here’s how France romped to victory over Argentina last night

It was another impressive performance showing from Les Bleus.

# les-bleus - Friday 16 November, 2012

Encore une fois! Saint-Andre demands repeat performance from France

The former Toulon coach is only too aware that France are capable of producing awful after awesome.

# les-bleus - Monday 9 July, 2012

Deschamps confirmed as Les Bleus manager

The former Chelsea midfielder takes over from Laurent Blanc.

# les-bleus - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Deschamps set to be named as the new France manager

The former Marseille coach will replace Laurent Blanc, who stepped down after the end of the European Championships.

# les-bleus - Monday 2 July, 2012

Deschamps quits Marseille hotseat

The 44-year-old is now the hot favourite to replace Laurent Blanc as manager of the French national side.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Turning the air Bleus: France coach Blanc admits to dressing-room row

“When you’ve lost, you’re more hot-blooded. It got heated, but we all coolled down after a good shower.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Blue might be the colour as Blanc eyes Chelsea post

Former Manchester United defender refuses to rule out move to Stamford Bridge after France’s Euro2012 campaign.

# les-bleus - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Rory Best to captain Ireland against Scotland on Saturday

Ulster man to lead out Ireland to face Andy Robinson’s side at Lansdowne Rd this weekend.

# les-bleus - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

This is what your face looks like after you almost beat France in Paris…

Mike Ross shows off some of the battle scars he left the Stade de France with on Sunday evening.

# les-bleus - Monday 5 March, 2012

Opinion: A job half done in Paris

Ireland’s blitz defence very nearly delivered a famous win in Paris, but when the chips were down it was the attack which stuttered.

Saint-Andre solemn after Irish stalemate

‘Trust me, in the changing rooms, there was a feeling of failure in the air. It didn’t feel like a draw.’

# les-bleus - Sunday 4 March, 2012

‘Nobody likes a draw’ – Tommy Bowe deflated despite two-try performance

Bowe scored two tries that put the visitors within touching distance of a first win in Paris since 2000.

Match report: France battle back to draw with Irish in Paris

The rescheduled clash, postponed from three weeks ago due to a frozen pitch, was well worth the wait.

Reaction: Kidney draws no comfort

The Irish coach admitted he was disappointed with a draw in Paris and is already looking ahead to Scotland’s visit to the Aviva.

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