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Champion playmaker Dan Carter has again been forced by injury to miss an All Blacks Test against France, conceding the No.10 jersey to Aaron Cruden for Saturday’s first Test at Eden Park.

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France international prop David Attoub’s chances of making the squad for June’s tour of New Zealand suffered a serious blow as he told AFP Saturday he looked set to be out till possibly the beginning of June.

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France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has responded to consecutive defeats to Italy and Wales in the Six Nations championship by making five changes to the squad to face Grand Slam contenders England at Twickenham.

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French coach Philippe Saint-Andre conceded his side had no hope of winning rugby’s Six Nations title, but said their goal was to win respect following their 16-6 defeat to Wales.

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Former skipper Thierry Dusautoir has been recalled to the France team that will open its Six Nations campaign against Italy in Rome on Sunday.

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Here is the first fearless prediction from the non-gambling Bondi Junction Greek: France will win the 2013 Six Nations tournament.

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Lock Pascal Pape will stay as captain of France for the Six Nations tournament despite the return to the squad of Thierry Dusautoir, coach Philippe Saint-Andre announced on Friday.

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France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has urged his players to embrace the challenge of defeating two top rugby teams on successive weekends.

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It wasn’t quite Armistice Day in Paris when the France-Australia Test kicked off, and while it was by Australian time, there really wasn’t anything worth remembering in Les Bleus’ 33-6 thumping of the Wallabies.

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“Bonjour et bienvenue au retour les bleus royale – hello and welcome back the royal blues”.

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The Wallabies starting XV that will line up in Saturday’s 2012 Spring Tour opener against France has been named, with Sekope Kepu and Kane Douglas rewarded with starting spots after strong Bledisloe Cup performances from the bench.

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France rugby captain Thierry Dusautoir will be out for up to six weeks after injuring his knee in European Cup action for Toulouse.

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In the recent ‘global international window’ in June, those who followed Argentina’s Pumas against the touring French may have wondered how the French T14 clubs managed, yet again, to avoiding releasing Puma players to their national team.

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Debutant Manuel Montero scored a late winning try for Argentina on Saturday, which narrowly defeated France 23-20 at the Mario Kempes stadium.

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This column is dedicated to the speedy recovery of Michael Lynagh. Here are Michael Lynagh’s 10 greatest Wallaby moments.

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Another Six Nations is done and dusted, and with it the battle for Northern Hemisphere supremacy. Wales deservedly won the Grand Slam while England did better than expected with a young, bold and talented team.

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After 62 minutes of a hard, engrossing Test between Wales and France at Millennium Stadium on Saturday, the visitors tried to spark one of their sporadic but menacing counter-attacks with the scoreboard favouring the Welsh at 13-6.

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France coach Philippe Saint-Andre on Monday made six changes to his squad to take on Wales for the final day of the Six Nations rugby union tournament in Cardiff.

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England’s surprise 24-22 Six Nations victory over France at the Stade France on Sunday was down to the players and not the coach, said a modest Stuart Lancaster.

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Watching France draw with Ireland in the wee hours of Monday morning was a tense affair. In truth, the 17-all scoreline is a huge disappointment for both camps and the powers that be in Cardiff will call for the champagne to be put on ice.

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