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Saints announce pre-season friendlies for summer 2016

The Saints will have four matches over three weekends this summer as they prepare for the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership and European campaigns. Pre-season will include challenging trips to France and Belfast, with two Championship teams heading to Franklin’s Gardens for a double-header of action. The summer will open with the Saints taking part once again in the Challenge Vaquerin in southern France,

France Continue Refusing To Implement Common Disciplinary Regulations

Earlier this year the Rugby Football Union wrote to World Rugby expressing concern that the latter’s regulations did not provide sufficient supervisory and intervention powers over unions when it came to disciplinary issues. It is ironic now, given that World Rugby’s intervention last month earned the England prop Joe Marler a two-match ban and £20,000 […]The post France Continue Refusing To Implement Common Disciplinary Regulations appeared first on In The Loose.

France Propose Radical Changes To Six Nations And Top14

The FFR and LNR in France have proposed a radical shake-up to the structure of both the Six Nations and the Top14. The radical new measures to be discussed by the FFR and LNR on April 26 include: From 2018-19 the Top 14 reduced to Top 12 & only 1 club relegated from top flight […]The post France Propose Radical Changes To Six Nations And Top14 appeared first on In The Loose.

Player power a positive for France

The three women in command (Picture: FFR) Three players have emerged as leaders in the games and life of the French squad, and the contribution of Fanny Horta, Camille Grassineau and Marjorie Mayans is being officially described as an “essential extra” to the squads “great collective adventures”. David Courteix, taking stock of the squad’s recent progress from Sao Paulo to Vancouver via Las Vegas, said: “Something is happening in the group and it’s very positive. One can speak of significant progress.”Read more about Player power a positive for France

Connacht team to face Munster

Ahead of tomorrow’s sold-out interprovincial clash between Connacht and Munster at the Sportsground (7:15pm), Connacht head coach Pat Lam has made three personnel changes from the starting XV that lined out in France last weekend.

French rugby looking to close foreign player loopholes

French rugby’s powers-that-be want to make the JIFF regulations stricter to stop the flood of foreign players into the Top 14National issue: Are France fans worried about the number of foreign players in the Top 14? Photo: Getty ImagesFrench rugby’s powers-that-be want to make the JIFF regulations stricter to stop the flood of foreign players into the Top 14

Worcester scrum-half to return to France

Worcester Warriors scrum-half Jean-Baptsite Bruzulier will leave Sixways this summer to join French side Nevers. The no.9 captained Warriors to British & Irish Cup glory last season and played a significant role in the Championship play-offs after Jonny Arr picked up a ban and Charlie Mulchrone went down injured.