# les-bleus - Friday 14 March, 2014
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
The France hooker says he is disappointed with how the national team is being treated by the media.
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
The 33-year-old tighthead prop took exception to being quizzed about the problems of the French scrum.
# les-bleus - Thursday 6 March, 2014
Gaël Fickou has been left on the bench, despite the absence of Wesley Fofana in the centre.
# les-bleus - Wednesday 26 February, 2014
Ireland face France in Paris in their tournament finale.
# les-bleus - Monday 24 February, 2014
Clermont have released a statement saying the inside centre will miss three or four weeks of action.
# les-bleus - Tuesday 19 November, 2013
France attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit in tonight’s playoff second leg against Ukraine.
# les-bleus - Tuesday 15 October, 2013
Breathe it in.
# les-bleus - Thursday 7 March, 2013
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.
Philippe Saint-Andre sounds in upbeat mood.
# les-bleus - Wednesday 13 February, 2013
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
The reigning champions claimed their first win since last playing France.
# les-bleus - Monday 3 December, 2012
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
The former France manager’s book — All Alone — was released yesterday.
# les-bleus - Tuesday 20 November, 2012
Hang on to those book vouchers, Irish football fans.
# les-bleus - Monday 19 November, 2012
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
It was another impressive performance showing from Les Bleus.
# les-bleus - Friday 16 November, 2012
The former Toulon coach is only too aware that France are capable of producing awful after awesome.
# les-bleus - Monday 9 July, 2012
The former Chelsea midfielder takes over from Laurent Blanc.
# les-bleus - Sunday 8 July, 2012
The former Marseille coach will replace Laurent Blanc, who stepped down after the end of the European Championships.
# les-bleus - Monday 2 July, 2012
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
“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
Former Manchester United defender refuses to rule out move to Stamford Bridge after France’s Euro2012 campaign.
# les-bleus - Wednesday 7 March, 2012
Ulster man to lead out Ireland to face Andy Robinson’s side at Lansdowne Rd this weekend.
# les-bleus - Tuesday 6 March, 2012
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
Ireland’s blitz defence very nearly delivered a famous win in Paris, but when the chips were down it was the attack which stuttered.
‘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
Bowe scored two tries that put the visitors within touching distance of a first win in Paris since 2000.
The rescheduled clash, postponed from three weeks ago due to a frozen pitch, was well worth the wait.
The Irish coach admitted he was disappointed with a draw in Paris and is already looking ahead to Scotland’s visit to the Aviva.
“We’re playing some good rugby at times and we’re good enough to win these games so it’s very frustrating that we didn’t close it out.”
It was a close run thing and a massive collective effort. Here is our judgement on the 22 individual performances.
If they are to make it two wins from three, Ireland will have to earn their first win at the Stade de France since 2000.
# les-bleus - Friday 2 March, 2012
Dr. Frank O’Driscoll thinks his son will be back in action in ‘three to four weeks’, in time for Leinster’s Heineken Cup defence and maybe even a trip to Thomond Park.
# les-bleus - Thursday 1 March, 2012
The full-back has revealed that he faces up to nine months out of action with a serious knee ligament injury.
Is Peter O’Mahony the the key to an Irish win in Paris this weekend?
# les-bleus - Wednesday 29 February, 2012
Declan Kidney has stressed that an unchanged team does not mean that no thought went into the selection process.
The France coach has made one enforced and one tactical change as he urges his side to take Ireland “by the throat.”
Pride in the jersey is all well and good, but players should be reminded that it is not theirs to keep, it is only on loan.