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How can mercurial France stop mighty New Zealand?

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Dan Carter is set to win his 99th All Black cap, while skipper Richie McCaw returns to his favoured number 7 slot when a mighty New Zealand side face France at Stade de France on Saturday. It is being regarded in France as something of a backhanded compliment that the World Champions […]

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November Internationals: How France vs Australia Impacts IRB Rankings, Plus French Top 14 Update

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PARIS, FRANCE – In November 2010, Australia’s Wallabies wrecked France’s Les Bleus in a not-so-Paris-chic 59-16 slaughter. In fact, the last time France beat Australia was in 2005… But all that changed this past Saturday in the first weekend of the November Internationals. Commanded by Parisian lock Pascal Papé  (Thierry Dusautoir is injured), France was […]

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