France is one of the top rugby playing nations in the northern hemisphere and are eager to win a first Rugby World Cup.
Wales coach Warren Gatland admits he considered asking a front-row forward to feign injury and force uncontested scrums against France.
So we know who’s in the World Cup Final now – and who on earth would have predicted that hapless France would be there?! After the highs and lows of last weekend will anyone be supporting the turgid underdog, asks Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson, or will we all be forced to applaud the pompous Haka?
France coach Marc Lievremont has rounded on players who defied his orders and went out partying after their narrow 9-8 World Cup semifinal win over Wales.
France coach Marc Lievremont has labelled the players that went out to celebrate their win over Wales "a bunch of spoiled brats".
France know that they can improve, but believe that they have 'destiny' on their side despite being labelled as possibly the worst team ever to reach a World Cup Final.
France coach Marc Lievremont admitted Les Bleus must have a "good guardian angel" after their 9-8 Rugby World Cup semi-final win over Wales.
Sam Warburton insists there was no malicious intent in the tackle on Vincent Clerc which saw him sent off in Wales' World Cup loss to France.
France coach Marc Lievremont was unapologetic after France squeezed into their third World Cup final on the back of a lacklustre 9-8 win over 14-man Wales at Eden Park on Saturday.
France edged a 14-man Wales 9-8 in a nailbiting affair in Auckland in Saturday to reach their third World Cup Final.
Wales lost 9-8 to France in the World Cup semi finals after a controversial red card for Sam Warburton cost them dear at Eden Park.
France coach Marc Lievremont said James Hook's selection at flyhalf for Wales in Saturday's World Cup semifinal was "not great news" for his side, citing the all-round game of the versatile Ospreys back.
France coach Marc Lievremont believes Wales will be a stronger team with James Hook at number 10 in Saturday's World Cup semi-final.
Robin McBryde says Wales' youthful squad is "unburdened by the pressures of expectancy" ahead of their World Cup semi-final against France.
France coach Marc Lievremont has confirmed Dimitri Yachvili will start against Wales in the World Cup semifinal at Eden Parkon Saturday.
Imanol Harinordoquy has urged France not to panic when they come up against Wales in the World Cup semi-final on Saturday.
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