France is one of the top rugby playing nations in the northern hemisphere and are eager to win a first Rugby World Cup.
Toulon forward Olivier Missoup has been handed a 120-day ban by France's national rugby league (LNR) following a post-match assault on Montpellier's Remy Martin.
The Fiji Rugby Union has sacked its national selectors in one of its first public responses to the failure of the Fijian team at the World Cup.
Four days after beating France in the World Cup Final, the New Zealand Rugby Union has announced it will open a commercial office in Paris.
The French side that lost 7-8 to the All Blacks in last Sunday's World Cup Final are to be commemorated on a stamp issued by the French postal service La Poste.
French centre Aurelien Rougerie was accused on Wednesday of eye-gouging All Blacks captain Richie McCaw in the closing minutes of the World Cup Final amid swirling speculation over the incident.
France have been fined £2500 for advancing on the New Zealand haka before Sunday's World Cup final.
The end of the World Cup has turned sour for beaten finalists France after they were fined for breaching protocols and police were called to an incident involving players and photographers.
Wales have dropped two places in the International Rugby Board's latest world rankings, despite their World Cup heroics.
France captain Thierry Dusautoir has been named the IRB Player of the Year at the 2011 IRB Awards in association with Emirates Airline, during a star-studded ceremony at Vector Arena in Auckland on Monday.
France captain Thierry Dusautoir has been named International Rugby Board player of the year at a ceremony in Auckland.
As the 2011 Rugby World Cup gets carried off by the All Blacks, Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson reflects on the real heroes of the tournament and the lessons we can learn for next time round (when England will win, of course!)
Deflated France hooker Dimitri Szarzewski said his side were "playing 15 against 16" in their Rugby World Cup final defeat against New Zealand.
France will head home after a troubled World Cup campaign knowing they stunned their many critics to push champions New Zealand to the limit in an 8-7 final defeat at Eden Park on Sunday.
Marc Lievremont admitted he could not have asked for any more from his players after they almost destroyed New Zealand's World Cup dream.
Captain Richie McCaw hailed New Zealand's courage after they ended 24 years of hurt by winning the closest final in World Cup history.
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