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CHAMPIONS CUP: YOUR TEAM-BY-TEAM WEEKEND GUIDE
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France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made five changes and one positional switch for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Wales in Cardiff.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2012
England captain Chris Robshaw and full-back Ben Foden last night endorsed Stuart Lancaster’s bid to become the team’s full-time coach after a remarkable RBS 6 Nations triumph over France.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2012
Ben Foden will always be indebted to France coach Philippe Saint-Andre for spotting his potential as an international full-back.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2012
Captain Ross Ford believes a Scotland win in Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland in Dublin is necessary for the squad to retain belief that they are moving in the right direction.
Thu, 08 Mar, 2012
Rob Kearney believes it’s imperative Ireland master the mental side of their game to beat the best sides in the world.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2012
France have named an unchanged squad to face England in the RBS 6 Nations at the Stade de France on Sunday.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2012
France have made two changes to the side that beat Scotland last time out for their rearranged RBS 6 Nations game with Ireland on Sunday.
Wed, 29 Feb, 2012
IN A game that was always about a performance, not the result, Connacht fulfilled their brief.
Mon, 16 Jan, 2012
NEW France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has included two uncapped players in his provisional 30-man squad for the RBS 6 Nations.
Fri, 06 Jan, 2012
THERE is a bit of a way to go yet for Connacht, who suffered stage-fright in the face of high-quality opposition at Saturday night’s historic Heineken Cup clash at the Sportsground.
Mon, 21 Nov, 2011
HEINEKEN Cup champions Toulouse booked a semi-final date with 2009 winners Leinster in Dublin after a thrilling 27-20 extra-time victory over Biarritz at Estadio Anoeta yesterday.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2011
Sat, 09 Apr, 2011
Sat, 12 Mar, 2011
ANDREW SHERIDAN will miss the climax of England’s Grand Slam quest after it was confirmed the calf injury he suffered against France will keep him sidelined for at least a month.
Wed, 02 Mar, 2011
France coach Marc Lievremont has kept faith with the squad which lost to England at Saturday for Les Bleus’ next RBS 6 Nations game in Italy on March 12.
Tue, 01 Mar, 2011
Mon, 07 Feb, 2011
IRELAND have been warned that life in the Six Nations is not about to get any easier after a clinical French team made a winning start to the defence of their title in Paris.
Mon, 07 Feb, 2011
France coach Marc Lievremont has sprung a major surprise ahead of his side’s RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland in Paris by picking Damien Traille at full-back and leaving star centre Yannick Jauzion out of his matchday 22.
Tue, 01 Feb, 2011
Biarritz prop Sylvain Marconnet has been recalled by France coach Marc Lievremont to his 30-man squad for the defence of their RBS 6 Nations crown.
Wed, 19 Jan, 2011
A SLOPPY first-half defensive showing from Glasgow at Firhill allowed holders Toulouse to take control of Pool Six in the Heineken Cup.
Sat, 11 Dec, 2010
WASPS head coach Tony Hanks was proud of his players after the London club came close to pulling off a shock victory at the reigning Heineken Cup champions.
Mon, 11 Oct, 2010
HE may have looked strangely subdued come the final whistle in Paris on Saturday, but Toulouse coach Guy Noves livened up somewhat when praising his team after they recorded a record fourth Heineken Cup triumph.
Mon, 24 May, 2010
Toulouse coach Guy Noves has decided to go with David Skrela at out-half against Leinster in the Heineken Cup semi-final on Saturday.
Fri, 30 Apr, 2010
BYRON KELLEHER has warned three-time Heineken Cup champions Toulouse to raise their level of performance despite a crushing 42-16 quarter-final win over rivals Stade Francais at Le Stadium yesterday.
Mon, 12 Apr, 2010
France coach Marc Lievremont has made just one change to his side to face England on Saturday with Mathieu Bastareaud returning at centre in place of David Marty.
Tue, 16 Mar, 2010
France coach Marc Lievremont today named an unchanged squad for the RBS 6 Nations game against England.
Mon, 15 Mar, 2010
FRANCE defence coach Dave Ellis was delighted with his side’s six-try show against Italy as Les Bleus remained on course for the Grand Slam.
Mon, 15 Mar, 2010
France coach Marc Lievremont has made just two enforced changes to the team that beat Scotland for Les Bleus RBS 6 Nations clash against Ireland.
Wed, 10 Feb, 2010
France coach Marc Lievremont has named an unchanged 23-man squad for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Grand Slam champions Ireland.
Mon, 08 Feb, 2010
DANNY CIPRIANI will continue his quest to regain the England out-half jersey with Wasps this weekend after being included among 17 players Martin Johnson has made available for club duty.
Thu, 19 Feb, 2009
FRANCE go into their opening RBS Six Nations match against Ireland on Saturday week with little experience at half-back after Jean-Baptiste Elissalde was surprisingly omitted from their trimmed-down 23-man squad.
Thu, 29 Jan, 2009
FREDERIC Michalak’s omission from the 30-strong France training squad for the Six Nations is neither a surprise nor a shock as the French rugby establishment opt once again to shun his mercurial talents for more predictable playmakers.
Thu, 22 Jan, 2009
France coach Bernard Laporte has rung the changes for Friday night’s World Cup bronze medal match against Argentina in Paris.
Tue, 16 Oct, 2007
France have named an unchanged team for the World Cup semi-final against England in Paris on Saturday.
Wed, 10 Oct, 2007
France have retained Lionel Beauxis at fly-half for Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand in Cardiff.
Wed, 03 Oct, 2007
FRANCE have made nine changes to their starting line-up to take on Georgia in their final World Cup Group D match at Marseille on Sunday.
Fri, 28 Sep, 2007
France coach Bernard Laporte has made wholesale changes for Les Bleus’ World Cup clash against Namibia in Toulouse on Sunday.
Wed, 12 Sep, 2007
France have rung the changes in their 22-man squad for the World Cup warm-up match against England in Marseille on Saturday.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2007
France have made three changes to the team that lost to England last weekend for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations Championship clash with Scotland in Paris.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2007
ITALY flanker Mauro Bergamasco will miss Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland after receiving a four-week ban for punching Wales captain Stephen Jones.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2007
Tommy Bowe and Paul Steinmetz have proved their fitness for Ulster's Heineken Cup tie with Toulouse at Ravenhill on Sunday.
Fri, 20 Oct, 2006
FRENCH centre Damien Traille was forced out of Saturday’s Paris Test against Australia with an ankle injury.
Thu, 11 Nov, 2004