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Los Pumas climb rankings

Argentina have moved to seventh in the World Rugby rankings following their victory over the Springboks, who remain third. Los Pumas went into the clash ranked ninth, but the win, courtesy of Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias’s late strike, earned them a 1.32 rankings points increase from 80.12 to 81.44. Argentina’s elevation relegates France and Scotland to eighth and ninth respectively.

Pumas go above Scotland, France

Argentina have risen two places to seventh in the World Rugby Rankings after beating South Africa in Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash. The post Pumas go above Scotland, France appeared first on

Frankel yearlings already making mark

Let’s hope Bloodlines followers enjoy the feats of the world’s highest-rated racehorse of all time, Frankel, with today’s column following on from last week’s exploits at the Arqana Yearling Sales in France where nine of his progeny sold for €3,800,000 ($5.6 million) at an average of €422,222.

Petti linked with Toulon

Argentina second row Guido Petti could sign for Top 14 giants Toulon in the coming days according to reports in France. The post Petti linked with Toulon appeared first on

England a good fit for Picamoles

France number eight Louis Picamoles thinks playing in the Premiership is only going to benefit his game after he moved to Northampton. The post England a good fit for Picamoles appeared first on

European campaign opens away to Ospreys

Newcastle Falcons will open their 2016/17 European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign away to Ospreys on Friday October 14th, as tournament organiser EPCR confirm the first four rounds of pool matches. Kicking off at 19:05 at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, it is followed a week later by the first home match in the pool, as Grenoble head to Kingston Park on Sunday 23rd October for a 15:00 kick off. The traditional December back to back matches will see Lyon provide the opposition on consecutive weekends, with a trip to the Mamut Stadium in France on Friday 9th December for a 19:30 kick off followed by the return leg at Kingston Park

Nathalie Amiel

Major teams: Narbonne, Saint-Orens Position: Centre Country: France Test span: 1986-2002Every success the women’s game in France has had over the past three decades has Nathalie Amiel’s handprint marked firmly …Continue reading »

Jean-Pierre Garuet

Major teams: Lourdes Country: France Test span: 1983-90 France caps: 42 (41 starts)
 Test points: 0Obstinate. It’s the only way to describe tighthead Jean-Pierre Garuet’s approach to the scrummage.

Pisi hails Saints unity

Northampton Saints wing Ken Pisi is feeling positive after a hard week’s training work in France, which ended with a pre-season loss to Castres. The post Pisi hails Saints unity appeared first on

Wallaby Cooper has no regrets

Wallabies star Quade Cooper says that hindsight has given him a sense of clarity but he has no regrets about leaving Australia to play in France. Cooper recently returned to Australia from France and has been included in the Australian Rugby Championship squad.

Canada & England ready for U20 series

England U20s last played against France in March (Photo: England have selected a squad of 26 – including five senior-capped players – who will come together this weekend in advance of the series. Read more about Canada & England ready for U20 series

Squad to get run-out against Castres

The Northampton Saints coaches are giving plenty of members of the club’s squad the chance to get some match action under their belts in Saturday’s opening pre-season friendly against Castres. The squad has been in the south of France this week as preparations intensify for the Aviva Premiership opener on September 3rd, with tomorrow’s game in Camares forming part of the 2016 Challenge Vaquerin. T

Grayson and Painter to face France for England Under-18s

Saints Senior Academy players James Grayson and Ehren Painter have been selected to play for England Under-18s against France on Friday.  The match will take place at City Park in Cape Town, South Africa and is the first of three matches for England’s under-18 players over the next 10 days. The England Under-18s forwards coach, Peter Walton, is expecting the French to provide a physical test for h

Falcons pair start for England Under-18s

Blamire lines up at hooker with Williams in the second row – England playing the first of their three scheduled tour matches. England Under-18s forwards coach Peter Walton, a former Newcastle Falcons player and coach, said: "France will test our physicality, especially through the forwards. “They’re also pretty unpredictable, which makes the game an excellent test for the players

Beyers starts for Blue Bulls in Currie Cup clash

The Blue Bulls have named utility back Ulrich Beyers in their starting Currie Cup line up to play the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. Beyers last played for the Blue Bulls in 2014, before overseas stints with Bordeaux in France and Zebre in Italy. He will play at fullback in one of two enforced backline […] The post Beyers starts for Blue Bulls in Currie Cup clash appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Bradbury leads Wales U18s in opener

Second row Callum Bradbury will captain Wales in their opening game against South Africa Schools tomorrow in the annual Under 19 International Series featuring teams from England, France, Italy and South Africa.

Olympic 7s Day Two Recap as Japan reach Semi Finals and New Zealand exit

Day two of the Olympic Rugby Men’s Sevens produced more entertaining games, with Japan continuing their remarkable progress to reach the semi finals, and Great Britain and Argentina playing out a thrilling 0-0 draw, before a Golden Point try to decide the winner. Fiji, Japan, Great Britain and South Africa have all qualified for the semi-finals, keeping their dreams of a gold medal alive as a magnificent competition heads into its final day. With the prospect of winning the first men’s Olympic medals in 92 years adding extra motivation there was no sign of the morning session’s drama relenting, with four high-quality matches despite the wet conditions, demonstrating the sublime skill of the world’s top men’s players. Fiji 12-7 New ZealandOn a day of unforgettable moments, HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions Fiji, seeking their country’s first Olympic Games medal, were pushed all the way by world champions New Zealand in a tense affair, eventually prevailing 12-7 to keep their dreams of gold alive. Japan 12-7 FranceJapan’s incredible Olympic Games journey continued with a remarkable 12-7 win over a France side they had only defeated six times in the last 21 encounters. Victory was secured with the last play of the game through Teruya Goto’s try.

Saints pre-season to get underway in Camarès

The Saints pre-season fixtures kick off in France on Saturday with a match against Castres as part of the annual Challenge Vaquerin. The match against Castres will be the Saints first 15-a-side fixture in just over three months and will signal the start of the 2016/17 campaign.  The Saints will travel to Rugby Club Du Rougier XV in Camarès to face Castres in the first of three meetings in the comi

Connacht Depart For Training Camp In France

The Connacht squad departed Ireland early this morning for a five-day training camp in the south of France. Pat Lam’s men will also take part in the Challenge Vaquerin in Saint-Affrique with a game against Top 14 side Montpellier on Thursday (kick-off 8pm local time).

Rio 2016 Olympics Preview: France

France come into Rio 2016 as one of the most successful teams in Olympic history, having won the first competition back in 1900, before going on to become beaten finalists in both the 1920 and 1924 Games. The fact that their women are fielding a team is a greater achievement still, as prior to 2014, they didn’t even have one. The Fédération Française de Rugby had lamented about the lack of interest in the reduced format of the game and the side looked set for the axe, until efforts were re-focused for a shot at making the Olympic Games