• Noves sacked as French rugby coach Guy Noves has been sacked as France coach and replaced by Jacques Brunel, the French Rugby Federation has announced. Dec 27
  • France in freefall after dismal campaign A dismal autumn Test campaign has left "fragile" France in a deep confidence crisis which bodes ill for the 2019 World Cup despite a promising start under new manager Guy Noves two years ago. Nov 26
  • Japan squander shot at Test win in France Yu Tamura has missed a conversion to give Japan a famous victory over France in their 23-23 draw at the U Arena in Paris, a result that drew boos on the final whistle from frustrated home fans. Nov 25
  • South Africa beat France in scrappy Test South Africa have scraped past a lacklustre France 18-17 to make some amends for the horror Test performance against Ireland. Nov 18
  • French coach slams slow start against NZ A remarkable second-half French turnaround against the All Blacks has done little to improve the mood of coach Guy Noves. Nov 11
  • France's best undergo NZ rugby examination The rebuilding of French rugby begins this week as far as national coach Guy Noves is concerned, with a three-pronged New Zealand showdown providing the perfect platform. Nov 8
  • France suffer double injury blow Injury has forced France into making a double player change to their giant squad ahead of their Test against the All Blacks in Paris. Nov 6
  • France's Plisson back for Boks rugby Test Jules Plisson has been restored at five-eighth as one of three backline changes by French coach Guy Noves for Saturday's third and final Test against South Africa at Ellis Park. Jun 22
  • Springboks beat France, clinch series South Africa responded to an early setback with 23 successive points, overpowering France 37-15 in the second Test to win the three-match series with a game to spare. Jun 17
  • Eight changes for France for 2nd Boks Test French coach Guy Noves has made eight changes, naming a markedly strengthened squad for Saturday's second rugby Test against South Africa in Durban. Jun 15
  • France make changes for South Africa tour France have drafted experienced fly half Francois Trinh-Duc and lock Paul Jedrasiak into their touring party in South Africa to replace the injured duo of Camille Lopez and Arthur Iturria. Jun 5
  • Ex-France rugby capt Dusautoir to retire Former France captain Thierry Dusautoir will retire at the end of the season, the Toulouse flanker said on Wednesday. Apr 19
  • France late switch under investigation Six Nations bosses have opened an investigation into the chaotic scenes at the end of the France-Wales game in Paris. Mar 19
  • One French Six Nations change for Wales French rugby coach Guy Noves has made just one change to his starting line-up to face Wales in their final Six Nations match. Mar 16
  • Flanker Sanconnie handed debut for France Flanker Fabien Sanconnie will make his debut and Brice Dulin will return at full-back for France's Six Nations clash with Italy on Saturday. Mar 9
  • France's Sanconnie to debut in 6 Nations Flanker Fabien Sanconnie will make his debut and Brice Dulin will return at fullback in the France team for the Six Nations match against Italy in Rome. Mar 9
  • Three changes to French side vs Ireland France manager Guy Noves has made three changes to his starting 15 to face Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, including drafting in Yoann Huget to replace Virimi Vakatawa on the wing. Feb 23
  • France lose two players for Ireland match French number eight Damien Chouly and centre Mathieu Bastareaud will miss France's match against Ireland in the Six Nations. Feb 20
  • France will stick to French flair: Noves Winning ugly against Scotland in the Six Nations was not enough for France manager Guy Noves, who promised his team would not revert to the one-dimensional rugby played during the last World Cup. Feb 12
  • Goujon only change as France keep faith Guy Noves has largely kept faith with the France team that were edged out by England for their Six Nations showdown against Scotland at the Stade de France on Sunday, as the coach made just one change to his starting side. Feb 10