France is one of the top rugby playing nations in the northern hemisphere and are eager to win a first Rugby World Cup.
France faces the prospect of being without top kicker Dimitri Yachvili when they face Wales in the World Cup 2011 semifinal on Saturday at Eden Park.
Imanol Harinordoquy insists France are well aware of the threat posed by "dangerous" Wales in Saturday's Rugby World Cup semi-final.
Dave Ellis has warned Wales that France plan to provide them with their biggest test of the World Cup in Saturday's semi-final at Eden Park.
Vincent Clerc has warned his France team-mates they can't afford to rest on their laurels when they face Wales in Saturday's World Cup semi.
One of the more intriguing match-ups in Saturday's World Cup semifinal between France and Wales will be on the wing, where Frenchman Vincent Clerc will come up against two worthy adversaries.
Dimitri Yachvili has given France a boast by declaring himself fit for their Rugby World Cup semi-final with Wales.
Marc Lievremont named an unchanged France side for the World Cup semi-final against Wales and then warned: "We must not rest on our laurels".
France should not be written off as one-trick ponies unable to string together two good World Cup games on the trot, Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards warned on Tuesday.
Shaun Edwards refuses to buy into the theory that World Cup semi-final opponents France have had their one big performance of the tournament.
France coach Marc Lievremont has named an unchanged team for Saturday's Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales.
Shane Williams is not the only wing looking ahead to Saturday's semifinal against France aware it may be his last chance to reach a World Cup final.
France coach Marc Lievremont broke his reputation of constantly tinkering with player combinations by naming, for the first time, an unchanged starting XV to play Wales in their World Cup semifinal on Saturday.
Ireland's Alain Rolland will referee the opening World Cup semi-final between Wales and France in Auckland on Saturday.
England have agreed to play midweek matches when they host the 2015 Rugby World Cup after the leading nations backed proposals over fixtures.
So we’ve arrived at the semis – and host nation apart, there will no doubt be a few raised eyebrows at the fab four who remain in with a shout at the Webb Ellis Cup. But does an unpredictable bunch make for some exciting matches to come? Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson is crossing his fingers!
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