French Rugby Team's matches at Stade de France
About the French rugby team
The French rugby union team represents France in all major rugby union internationals. Since 1919 it has included the best players of the French Rugby Federation (FFR).
At the beginning of the 20th century, the rugby union team wore royal blue jerseys, white shorts and red socks, as an emblem of the French flag. In 2000, the jerseys underwent several changes in colour combination, but the socks are still red to this very day. Like the badge of the French nation – the proud and faithful Gallic rooster - this is proudly portrayed on the French rugby union team’s jersey. At international level, the very first match of the French rugby union team took place in 1906 against New Zealand, who became historic rivals at the greatest rugby tournaments in the world. Numerous French rugby union matches are still played at European and world level. A remarkable match was the one between France and England in 1998, which highlighted the talent of players such as Christophe Lamaison, Philippe Bernat-Salles and Thomas Castaignède. Since his appointment at the beginning of 2016, Guy Novès, the coach, has led the French rugby team at all their European and international matches.
Previous French rugby union matches at the Stade de France
February 2016France vs. Italy
This was a victory by the French rugby union team almost at the last minute of the match, when France won 23 to 21 against Italy.
March 2016France vs. England
During this 6 Nations Cup, England achieved its grand slam and won 31 points to 21 against France.
February 2016France vs. Ireland
10 to 9 to France, the final score between these two historic rivals. Another milestone in the 6 Nations Cup.