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Pumas change three for decider

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Argentinean team to play France in a decisive second Test in Tucuman on Saturday shows three changes from that which won at the same Estadio Monumental José Fierro.

France ring the changes

France head coach Guy Novès has rung the changes to his starting line-up for Saturday’s Test against Argentina in Tucumán. The post France ring the changes appeared first on

Connon set for "historic" U20s final

Brett Connon is hoping he and his Ireland U20s team mates can make history this Saturday as they face England U20s in the final of the World Rugby U20s Championships in Manchester, Ireland qualified for their first ever appearance in the competition’s final, with a highly impressive 37-7 dismantling of an Argentina side who themselves had taken eye catching wins against France and South Africa in the pool stages. It was a result that Connon says, the team were confident that they could achieve in the face of what was expected to be a stern challenge. “We looked at them and knew that they’d be a tough team after they’d beaten France and South Africa, but we had confidence in ourselves and what we do that if we played to our best, then we were capable of a result like the one we took.” He said.

Kelleher arrested in France

NEWS: Former All Blacks scrumhalf Byron Kelleher was arrested in the French city of Toulouse and placed in custody for "destruction and domestic violence," a police source said.

France & England ready for Super Series

The 26-player England squad that will travel on Monday for their three-game summer tour, holds a wealth of experience sharing 682 caps in total. Alex Matthews and Megan Jones have been recalled from the sevens programme for the tour and two new names, Darlington Mowden Park Number 8 Zoe Aldcroft and Bristol forward Sarah Bern, will be looking to secure their first senior England caps having progressed through the U20 programme.Read more about France & England ready for Super Series

Andrea Masi forced to retire from professional rugby

Andrea Masi will not play professional rugby again after failing to recover from a Achilles’ tendon injury. The full-back hasn’t feature at all last season for Wasps after suffering the injury during Italy’s World Cup opener against France last September. The 35 year-old won 95 caps for his country, played in four Rugby World Cups […]

France slip in rankings as Argentina lock scores great try in Tucuman

Flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez led Argentina to a 30-19 win over France in Tucuman, in the first of two tests. The experimental French team trailed 17-3 at halftime before coming back into the contest, but 15 points from the boot of Sanchez and a stunning try by lock Guido Petti secured the win. A number fo French players were missing due to the Top 14 season still going on, meaning that coach Guy Noves had to field seven uncapped players

Mathewson to join Provence Rugby in Pro D2

Western Force scrumhalf Alby Mathewson has agreed to play in France for Provence Rugby in the Pro D2 championship. Mathewson has won four caps for the All Blacks and played 133 Super Rugby matches. The former All Black has played Super Rugby for the Hurricanes, Blues and Western Force where he has been since 2012

France cut down by Pumas

Argentina scored three tries including a fine late clincher by lock Guido Petti to beat an experimental France side 30-19 in the first match of a two-Test series in Tucuman.

Pumas off to winning start

REPORT: Lock Guido Petti burst through the France defence to score a try six minutes from time that sealed a 30-19 first Test victory for Argentina in Tucuman Sunday.

Argentina too good for France

Argentina went 1-0 up in their two-Test series with France after a 30-19 win at the Estadio Monumental José Fierro in Tucumán. The post Argentina too good for France appeared first on

New signing Picamoles on the bench for France

Saints new back row Louis Picamoles could make his international comeback on Sunday having been named on the bench for France’s match against Argentina in Tucuman. Picamoles missed most of France’s Six Nations campaign after suffering an injury in their opening match against Italy and will link up with his new team mates at the Saints following the conclusion of France’s tour to Argentina.

Plisson to captain France

Stade Français fly-half Jules Plisson has been named as France’s captain for Sunday’s Test against Argentina in Tucumán. The post Plisson to captain France appeared first on

Faumuina set to leave Blues for Toulouse

All Blacks and Blues prop Charlie Faumuina looks set to leave New Zealand after next year’s Super Rugby season and play Rugby in France. Faumuina has reportedly signed for French Top 14 Rugby club Toulouse and will leave New Zealand once his commitments to the Blues in 2017 have been fulfilled. French Newspaper Midi Olympique […] The post Faumuina set to leave Blues for Toulouse appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Rebels keen to sign Quade Cooper

Melbourne Rebels attack coach Morgan Turinui says that they would welcome former Wallabies star Quade Cooper with open arms if he wanted to move there. Cooper is currently contracted to Toulon in France but has been extensively linked with a move back to Australia.

Canada choose Super Series squad

The North American series will take place in July and will include England, France and Canada as well as hosts the United States.   Additionally, Ratier has also selected a 23-player Maple Leafs (A) team that will also compete in Utah against the USA All-Americans.

Racing and Montpellier through to Top 14 Semi Finals

Racing 92 and Montpellier both advanced to the Top 14 semi-finals at the weekend as they came out on top in their respective playoffs (barrages). We’ve been focussed on the Test matches, but here is a recap of both knockout games in France. Seven penalties from the metronomic boot of Dan Carter was enough for Racing 92 to edge out Toulouse 21-16 in Paris, while Jake White’s Montpellier scored three tries to none in their 28-9 victory over Castres.