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New Zealand hammer France with helping hand from referee

New Zealand 49-14 FranceReferee awards try after blocking French playersWinger Rieko Ioane scored three tries while Damian McKenzie crossed twice in a full display of his attacking abilities as the All Blacks completed a 49-14 victory over France in Du…

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New Zealand hammer France with helping hand from referee

New Zealand 49-14 FranceReferee awards try after blocking French playersWinger Rieko Ioane scored three tries while Damian McKenzie crossed twice in a full display of his attacking abilities as the All Blacks completed a 49-14 victory over France in Du…

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Fofana scores on return but New Zealand too strong for France

Wesley Fofana scored a fine try on his return to international level but France could not overcome New Zealand in the third and final Test, going down 49-14 in Dunedin.

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Referees caught in middle of World Rugby’s lack of clarity on laws | Gerard Meagher

France have been on wrong end of decisions against New Zealand, with World Rugby and referees disagreeing over vital interpretationsSteve Hansen was asked this week if he would consider putting the series trophy on the line for the All Blacks’ dead rub…

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Match Preview: Parra captains as Fofana returns for France

Morgan Parra will captain France for the first time when Les Bleus take on New Zealand in the final Test of their June series in Dunedin on Saturday.

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France fall to battling defeat in New Zealand

Cedate Gomes Sa scored his first Test try for France who battled hard but went down 26-13 in difficult circumstances against New Zealand in Wellington.

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Match Preview: France change five for All Blacks rematch

Benjamin Fall and Gaël Fickou have both been recalled by France head coach Jacques Brunel as two of five changes for the second Test against New Zealand.

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Early promise but France are bested by the All Blacks

France momentarily handed world champions New Zealand a scare Down Under but were ultimately unable to resist the might of the All Blacks at Eden Park.

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Parra returns for France against New Zealand

Morgan Parra will make his first appearance for France since 2015 after being named to start in the first Test against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday.

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Three players to watch on France’s summer tour

Jacques Brunel was thrown in at short notice in this year’s NatWest 6 Nations but after a promising campaign it does not get any easier in June.

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Castres shock Montpellier to be crowned French champions

Castres upset the odds to become champions of France for fifth time as they defeated Montpellier 29-13 in the Top 14 final at the Stade de France.

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Picamoles leads Montpellier to Top 14 final

Montpellier remain on course for their first Top 14 title as Louis Picamoles got on the scoresheet to help down Lyon 40-14.

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Thomas hopes for Racing 92 redemption in Top 14 semi-finals

The Top 14 descends on Lyon this weekend for the semi-finals as the best in French rugby go head to head.

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What we learned from the six summer tour squad announcements

Every nation from the NatWest 6 Nations has now announced their squads for their respective summer tours.

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Fofana back in France squad for New Zealand tour

Wesley Fofana has earned a France recall ahead of their summer Test series in New Zealand after missing the 2018 NatWest 6 nations through injury.

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Stockdale stars for Ulster in European play-off

Jacob Stockdale completed a brilliant season in style as his intercept try sealed Ulster’s victory in their Champions Cup play-off clash with the Ospreys.

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