STATE OF THE NATION: France

Our ‘State of the Nation’ series takes a look at all the main contenders ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup.  Attentions this time turn to France – the perennial ‘hot and cold’ outfit.  But with their World Cup pedigree, write them off at your peril.   Take a look at this Rugby World Cup…

Six Nations: It’s France’s to lose isn’t it?

A quick glance through the history books of the Six Nations Championship (which doesn’t take long as we’re about to start the fifteenth edition only) and you’ll notice that France have won every tournament that has immediately followed a Lions tour (2002, 2006 and 2010).  On two of those occasions they achieved the Grand Slam. …