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Hayman takes over at Toulon

Experienced former All Black tighthead prop has been named as the new captain of European champions Toulon.

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Two charged in machete attacks

Two men have been charged over the violent machete attack on three French internationals after a spat outside a bar.

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Arrests after bizarre attack

French police questioned four men over a machete attack on international players Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayser.

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French players attacked with machetes

Three French internationals have been attacked with machetes and sabres in the southern French town of Millau.

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Brive set up shop in Fiji

French Top 14 club Brive is setting up an academy in Fiji in the hope of securing a steady stream of talent from the rugby-mad Pacific island nation.

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Back to school for Harinordoquy

Imanol Harinordoquy may be nearing the end of a glittering career, but an off-season move to Toulouse from Biarritz has left him feeling like a schoolboy.

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Saint-Andre's new scapegoat

Philippe Saint-Andre has been complimentary of his players despite their series whitewash, but he has quickly criticised the Top 14 league as a parasite the national team.
 
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Player ratings: Rot has set in

French rugby is in a sad, sad state. The rot has truly set in under the tutelage of Philippe Saint-André.

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Player ratings: One-way traffic

Australia completed a 3-0 series whitewash over a very poor French team, beating Les Bleus 39-13 in Sydney on Saturday.

Wallabies finish France off

The Wallabies completed a series whitewash against France by handing the visitors a comprehensive 39-13 defeat in the third Test in Sydney on Saturday.

Wallabies ready to run wild

Australia are set to take an all-out attacking approach into their third and final Test against France in Sydney on Saturday.

Preview: Australia v France

Australia may have the series wrapped up, but the French have shown they have some grit about them. In this final rubber there is still plenty to prove.

Race to fitness for French stars

Four of France's leading players, including scrum-half Morgan Parra and centre Mathieu Bastareaud, are struggling to be fit for their final Test against Australia.

Saint-Andre changes again

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has continued his selection merry-go-round when he named the team to face Australia.

Wallabies to unleash Skelton

Waratahs enforcer Will Skelton will make his Test debut for the Wallabies as they target a clean sweep of the French in Sydney on Saturday.
 

Wallabies a 'team for all seasons'

The Wallabies may have been held to their lowest winning score in 87 years, but Ewen McKenzie is pleased they found a different way to win.

Player ratings: French flops

What has happened to French rugby? That is the most burning question in the game at present.

Player ratings: Wobbly win

A win is a win, no matter how ugly or boring. However, it was tough sitting through 80 minutes of this kick-fest.