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Feehan: Bonus Points trial to enhance Championships

December 1, 2016, 5:37 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

The trial introduction of bonus points to the RBS 6 Nations, the Women's Six Nations and the Under 20s Six Nations will enhance the Championships and encourage positive rugby according to Six Nations Chief Executive Officer John Feehan. » read full article

Six Nations to Trial Bonus Points in 2017

November 30, 2016, 5:38 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

The Six Nations Council today announced the introduction of a bonus points system in the RBS 6 Nations, The Women's Six Nations and the Under 20s Six Nations Championships. » read full article

RBS 6 Nations: The road to 2017

November 29, 2016, 5:37 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

With record runs, outstanding victories and history-making success gracing the last eight months, there has been plenty to whet the appetite ahead of next year's RBS 6 Nations. » read full article

Novès optimistic ahead of Six Nations

November 27, 2016, 5:37 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

France are on the right path according to Guy Novès who has turned his attention to making a winning start to the RBS 6 Nations after a narrow loss to New Zealand. » read full article

Novès demands better start from France after Wallaby loss

November 20, 2016, 3:44 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

Guy Novès was disappointed at the first-half display from France as they slipped to a narrow loss to Australia in Paris. » read full article

O'Brien returns for Ireland on another busy autumn weekend

November 18, 2016, 3:45 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

Sean O'Brien returns to the starting XV for Ireland as they make just one change for their rematch with the All Blacks in Dublin this weekend. » read full article

Machenaud enjoying trust of France coaches

November 16, 2016, 3:38 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

Maxime Machenaud is desperate to repay the faith shown by the French coaches against Australia on Saturday. » read full article

Injuries mar big France victory

November 13, 2016, 3:07 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

Guy Novès took plenty of positives from France's convincing win over Samoa to open their account in November, but is dealing with a number of injuries from the game in Toulouse. » read full article

England women execute under pressure to down France

November 11, 2016, 2:37 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

England women's coach Simon Middleton highlighted the ruthlessness shown by his side after they edged past France 10-5 in their first match of the Autumn Internationals. » read full article

Heaslip RBS 6 Nations score nominated for Try of the Year

November 4, 2016, 4:37 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

Jamie Heaslip's try for Ireland against Italy in this year's RBS 6 Nations is one of three nominees for the title of World Rugby Try of the Year. » read full article

Fofana backs new France lock Iturria to impress

November 2, 2016, 7:37 am sourced from feedproxy.google.com

Wesley Fofana has backed club colleague Arthur Iturria to shine if he gets his chance with France in November after the uncapped second row was called up for a training camp with Les Bleus this week. » read full article

Novès banks on continuity

October 29, 2016, 4:38 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

Guy Novès insists continuity is the key for France heading into the November internationals after resisting the urge to make changes to his squad. » read full article

Guirado confident France are ready to bounce back

October 20, 2016, 3:08 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

France finished the 2016 RBS 6 Nations down in fifth place and skipper Guilhem Guirado insists the building blocks are now in place to ensure that disappointment is not repeated. » read full article

Trio called in for France training camp

September 26, 2016, 12:07 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

Guy Novès has called up a trio of players to join the French squad for a training camp this week with Marvin O'Connor, Kélian Galletier and Julien Rey all heading to Marcoussis. » read full article

Parra keeping life simple at Clermont

September 22, 2016, 11:37 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

France scrum-half Morgan Parra admits that he is simply focused on trying to enjoy his rugby rather than on forcing his way back into Les Bleus head coach Guy Noves' plans. » read full article

Tolofua relishing prospect of Saracens move

August 31, 2016, 8:07 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

France hooker Christopher Tolofua is convinced playing for Saracens will help take his game to the next level after joining the English club on a two-year deal from the beginning of next season. » read full article

Club competition driving Serin on

August 25, 2016, 11:37 am sourced from feedproxy.google.com

Baptiste Serin was one of the stars of France's summer tour to Argentina but the scrum-half insists he can't let his level drop if he wants to feature for Les Bleus in November. » read full article

Fickou kicks off new season in style

August 21, 2016, 4:41 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

France centre Gaël Fickou is trying to add another string to his bow after knocking over his first penalty as a pro for club side Toulouse. » read full article

Bullish Picamoles excited for new season

August 19, 2016, 4:08 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

France star Louis Picamoles has sent a warning to the rest of the RBS 6 Nations by insisting he will be a better player when the 2017 Championship kicks off in February. » read full article

Huget relishing return to action

August 7, 2016, 12:37 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

France winger Yoann Huget has made his playing return after recovering from a torn ACL which he suffered during last year's World Cup. » read full article

Guirado absent for start of new season

July 27, 2016, 12:37 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

France captain Guilhem Guirado is set to miss the start of the Top 14 season as he recovers from a knee injury picked up at the end of last season. » read full article

Louis Picamoles relishing new challenge in England

July 25, 2016, 6:08 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

France star Louis Picamoles admits he is relishing the chance of taking on a new challenge this season after making the switch to English side Northampton Saints. » read full article

France centre set for spell on the sidelines

July 12, 2016, 2:07 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

France centre Jonathan Danty has been ruled out for several months as he requires shoulder surgery. » read full article

Noves heaps praise on France debutants

July 4, 2016, 6:08 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

Guy Noves singled out debutants Kevin Gourdon, Baptiste Serin and Julien Le Devedec for praise after admitting France's tour of Argentina gave him cause for cheer. » read full article

Noves: France's future looks bright

June 30, 2016, 12:07 pm sourced from feedproxy.google.com

Victory in the second Test against Argentina secured France a drawn summer series and Guy Noves was full of praise for the improving strength in depth of his squad. » read full article

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