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news from Tuesday, January 15, 2019

- With France having last week named a 31-man training squad ahead of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations there is already plenty of excitement and speculation about their campaign. Les Bleus of course finished fourth in last year's Championship – although their three defeats were all by six points or less and they have now had an extra year to work under head coach Jacques Brunel, meaning t...

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news from Monday, January 14, 2019

- While France and Italy have already named their training squad for the 2019 Guinness Six Nations, the rest will be announced this week. And with that in mind, this European weekend was the last chance to audition for places and some players took full advantage. Not least Jack Nowell who returned from injury in scorching form for Exeter Chiefs on the same weekend that Maro Itoje al...

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news from Friday, January 11, 2019

- Few Frenchmen personify the role of captain as expertly as the emblematic figure of Guilhem Guirado as he prepares to lead his side into the 2019 Guinness Six Nations campaign. Taking up the role in 2016 under the stewardship of Guy Noves, the Ceret-born hooker set about revitalising French ambitions in the Championship. Securing third spot in the table two years ago under Gu...

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news from Thursday, January 10, 2019

news from Saturday, January 5, 2019

- Jacques Brunel will reveal his list of 31 players who will feature for France in the 2019 Guinness Six Nations next Wednesday. That means that this weekend in the Top 14 is the last opportunity for players to stake a claim for a call-up to the squad. Les Bleus will gather at Marcoussis on January 20th for a training camp before kicking off their Championship at home to ...

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news from Thursday, January 3, 2019

- France Women enjoyed a landmark 2018 with a Six Nations Grand Slam and a first-ever win over New Zealand, and will be looking to build on that in 2019. Les Bleues have not successfully defended a Six Nations crown since 2005 and will have their work cut out this year with notably a trip to Doncaster to take on England on the agenda in Round Two. But following so much success in 20...

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- Italy have the chance to turn the tide on France when the two sides meet in Rome for an epic Guinness Six Nations showdown in March. Since their first meeting in 1937, Italy have won only three times against the Frenchmen in 40 outings, but recent affairs have been anything but uncompetitive. When the two nations met in Marseille in February, France ran out 34-17 victors on a his...

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