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N’golo Kanté: returned from international duty injured and will miss the game against Newcastle. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Frank Lampard has accused France of a lack of communication and criticised Didier Deschamps after N’Golo Kanté returned from international duty with a(...)

Antoine Dupont starts for France against Wales. Photograph: Gabriel bouys/AFP/Getty

Scrumhalf dangerman Antoine Dupont is fit for France’s World Cup quarter-final against Wales on Sunday. Dupont, who Wales head coach Warren Gatland b(...)

Dan Biggar has been passed fit for Wales’ Rugby World Cup quarter-final clash with France. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

Centre Jonathan Davies and outhalf Dan Biggar have been named in the Wales starting line-up for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France.(...)

A sign outside of the Yokohama Stadium informs of the cancellation of the England v France game due to Typhoon Hagibis. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

England and France will not play in Yokohama on Saturday evening after World Rugby and tournament organisers took the unprecedented step of cancelling(...)

Antoine Dupont under pressure during France’s Six Nations defeat to England at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rarely, if ever, have England been involved in a World Cup fixture which their opponents would secretly prefer to lose. France’s players and coaches w(...)

A tribute to Nicolas Chauvin who tragically died while playing for Stade Français Espoirs. Photograph: Getty Images

At first glance they could be any French family: a father and his 17-year-old son sitting together in their living room watching the Rugby World Cup o(...)

France’s players celebrate with fans after bearing Tonga  at the Kumamoto Stadium in Kumamoto, Japan. Photograph:  Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

At the end of yet another week when the prevailing rugby mood was a bit on the glum side – the postmortem on Thursday’s narrow 35-0 win over Russia no(...)

France players clap the fans after their Rugby World Cup victory over Tonga. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

France 23 Tonga 21 France secured their place in the World Cup quarter-finals with a 23-21 victory over Tonga at the Kumamoto Stadium. France will n(...)

USA’s Irish born outhalf AJ MacGinty during his team’s defeat to France. Photograph: Getty Images

France 33 USA 9 Now this was fun. France beat the USA 33-9, and scored five tries doing it, four of them utterly glorious. The last three came in the(...)

France’s  Camille Lopez celebrates following the victory over Argentina in the World Cup clash in Tokyo.  Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

France 23 Argentina 21 France begin their World Cup quest safe in the eternal knowledge that nothing about them is certain. They possess all the el(...)

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