France is one of the top rugby playing nations in the northern hemisphere and are eager to win a first Rugby World Cup.
The last minute abandonment of the Six Nations clash between France and Ireland had everyone searching for a scapegoat, but whoever is selected for that role will not matter to the biggest losers - the supporters.
Ireland's Six Nations clash with France was postponed just minutes before kick-off due to the weather conditions in Paris.
The Stade de France has passed a pitch inspection in preparation for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations showdown between France and Ireland.
Les Kiss has demanded Ireland "breathe some fire" against France as they seek to atone for their disappointing start to the RBS 6 Nations.
Rory Best says Ireland must be prepared to break through the pain barrier if they are to rescue their RBS 6 Nations by overcoming France.
Keith Earls has been restored at outside centre for Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris on Saturday night.
Scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili has been ruled out of France's Six Nations showdown with Ireland this weekend and will be replaced by Morgan Parra.
Dimitri Yachvili has been ruled out of France's Six Nations match against Ireland on Saturday, his place at scrumhalf being taken by Clermont's Morgan Parra.
Toulouse lock Yoan Maestri says cleaning up his act on the pitch is the reason he has made the progress required which sees him rewarded with his first start for France against Ireland on Saturday.
Sebastien Chabal is weighing up his options after his contract with French side Racing Metro was cancelled last week.
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made four changes to his starting line-up for the Six Nations clash with Ireland in Paris on Saturday.
French coach Philippe Saint-Andre will experiment with Imanol Harinordoquy on the side of the scrum as one of four changes to his side for the Six nations clash with Ireland on Saturday.
Scotland have dropped outside the world's top 10 following their RBS 6 Nations home defeat against England on Saturday.
France captain Thierry Dusautoir hailed the newcomers to the team after their convincing win over Italy on Saturday, saying they have a large part in deciding France's rugby future.
The defence-driven pragmatism that saw France reach the World Cup Final resurfaced in their opening Six Nations victory over Italy on Saturday.
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