Impressive France Beat Ireland Completely

Ireland who is also the host of the Rugby World Cup, missed out to secure a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup, as France beats them by 21-5 in their C clash crunch Pool.

All the points that were scored by France, was made by them in the first half of the match that took place at the UCD Bowl in Dublin and that too in spite of dominating territory and possession after the break, on the other hand, team Ireland were matchup the performance of Ireland and get back into the game.

Caroline Ladagnous twice touched down and Romane Menager early crossed as the position of France raised and in the pool it secured top spot and with England, its last-four clash.

Though, Ireland wasn’t able to catch up the game after strong offensive game of France, but it managed to show some good performance in the last five minutes of the game.

The damage that happened to Ireland was done in the very beginning of the game, as the start of the France was superb and it puts Ireland on the back foot. Continue reading Impressive France Beat Ireland Completely


The France Rugby team is reportedly going to receive a letter of reprimand after an investigation ruled that they did not abide with the Head Injury Assessment protocol earlier this year.

That was the verdict of an investigation carried out on the late-replacement of a player in Les Bleus’ Six Nations match during their encounter with Wales.

The under-seeking came after France brought in RabahSlimani in replacement for UiniAtonio, in the very late stages of that Six Nations fixture.

The game saw Atonio cite an injury after he had already been replaced earlier on which led the game into 100 minutes, far beyond the normal time of an international Test.

The French scrum dominance was a huge factor in their 20-18 victory.

The investigation finding statement released by The Six Nations reads thus:

“The Untoward Incident Review Group (UIRG) appointed by Six Nations Rugby to investigate the issue surrounding the substitution of France prop forwardUiniAtonio, near the conclusion of the Six Nations match between France and Wales at Stade de France on 18 March 2017 has reported its conclusion to Six Nations Rugby.”

After the detailed review of the gathered facts, it was confirmed that once the HIA protocol had been initiated and the player had entered the medical room, the FFR carried out the process appropriately in spite of there was some miscommunication from the French team. Continue reading FRANCE REPRIMANDED OVER LATE SUBSTITUTION

France Keen To Host All Blacks Match

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has expressed its interest in hosting a match between All Blacks and its team in November 2017.

According to a newspaper of French Midi-Olympique, the boss of French rugby Bernard Laporte is very close to finalizing the match deal with the New Zealand Rugby (NZR). If this would happen, then it would be like All Blacks will play the fifth match on their European tour at the end of the year 2017.

According to the expected schedule, the match would be played between both the teams on 14 November Tuesday, it will be three days after a scheduled clash of France against the All Blacks in Paris, and the match would reportedly be played outside of the capital of French. According to the reports, the match is expected to be played in Marseille. It is likely to become the venue for the match. Continue reading France Keen To Host All Blacks Match


Bernard Jackman has said that Johnny Sexton who performed creditably well in Ireland’s game against the France Rugby team proved his doubters wrong.

Sexton who recently returned from an injury, led Ireland to an impressive win over France on Saturday.

With that performance, he has thus given an answer to his critics who feel that the number 10 should be left to Paddy Jackson instead of the Leinster man. France will be looking to the IRFU model so as to be able to restore the international fortunes of the team.

Jackman noted that the game was most likely to be won by Ireland after a smart performance by the team and a successful navigation of a tricky first half. He noted that Ireland was able to minimize the attacking play from France which saw their French counterparts defending much more than they were attacking.

Taking possession counts into consideration, he noted that Ireland was pretty dominant in that aspect, and played the game in the right areas as well. He was pretty pleased that they had beaten France by more than a score. Continue reading JACKMAN – JOHNNY DESERVES MORE CREDIT


In a hugely entertaining Champions Cup clash played at the Stade Marcel Michelin, Clermont came away with a 49-33 defeat of fellow French Rivals, Bordeaux.

The start of the game saw Bordeaux start out strong as crosses for tries were made Jean-Marcel Buttin and Jayden Spence. At each occasion, was Ian Madigan kicking in the extra points.

However, there was a limit to the damage for the Top 14 leaders as the boot of Morgan Parra helped him successfully finish off three penalties.

Minutes later, Clermont’s Noa Nakaitaci scored while an addition of the extras was made by Parra, thus handing the lead to the hosts before tries were run in by both Alexander Lapandry and Wesley Fofana.

However, Buttin posted his second try, thus giving Bordeaux a bonus of their own, before he went on to set up Met Talebula, while a late consolation was scored by Gauthier Doubrere.

On the other hand, the head coach of Leinster, Leo Cullen had bemoaned the concession of cheap tries after his side had lost in the Europeans Champions Cup, at the Altrad Stadium, losing 22-16 to Montpellier.

“It was a strange game, really strange. Those conditions were difficult and it led to it being quite a scrappy game in the first half in particular,” Cullen said. Continue reading CLERMONT DEFEATS BORDEAUX IN ALL-FRANCE RUGBY BATTLE

Twelvetrees set to miss European match

Billy Twelvetrees is a huge doubt for European Challenge Cup quarter-final match against Newport Gwent Dragons. The Gloucester centre endured a hip wound against Bath and he was ruled out of previous week’s loss to Leicester Tigers rather than rested.

On Thursday, he took some part in the train and conditioning session and he is going through his rehabilitation but he is unlikely to be fit for Kingsholm quarter-final match.

However, Richard Hibbard is all set to go back while the club are still supervising Willi Heinz’s progress after his calf strain. David Humphreys, the Director of rugby, told that they have several players who are coming back a bit closer. They had a training session yesterday and part of their come back to play is how they act. Billy selected a knock a few weeks ago and that was why he did not play previous weekend.

The winners of the tide will face the French Rugby Champions at the Stade Francais in the Semi-Finals, with tickets for the match expected to sell out in record time – previously the record for selling out the staium was 6 minutes, when the French fans all purchased their tickets through this link, but the Semi Final is expected to sell out the minute it goes online.

Meanwhile, Rugby officials told that players must not be the focus of a witch-hunt after it was showed that police are penning to clubs to caution regarding late night fracas in Gloucester.

The force stated that there have been a few alleged incidents in the city and are now taking serious action to clampdown. Issues involving a handful of players were talked about at a meeting for Nightsafe (a strategy introduced to make Gloucester streets safer at night).

Wales Rugby Team future in jeopardy

Rhys Priestland, the Wales Rugby Team and Scarlets fly half has admitted that he fears for his future with the national team following the confirmation of his move to the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Bath Rugby in the summer.

Wales’s manager Warren Gatland has an unwritten rule, much like his England counterpart Stuart Lancaster, of only selecting players based in the country and playing for the four region sides while picking his squad. But Priestland has said that he cannot think about that anymore and he is happy that he has decided to make the move to England at this point in his career. Continue reading Wales Rugby Team future in jeopardy