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Louis Carbonel


After a grim last season, can Scotland's new-look pro-teams deliver a rousing campaign?

Jamie Lyall
23 Sep, 14:11

A big boot, pristine pass or silky sidestep - what does a fly-half need to succeed?

Will Owen
12 Aug, 10:53

France lost a tight series Down Under but there were enough longer-term positives to please coach Fabien Galthié

Gavin Mortimer
20 Jul, 13:47

Delayed due to the global pandemic, the 2021 U20 Six Nations took place in Cardiff over the last month and we have a review of all…

Alex Shaw
14 Jul, 9:57

Giant French prop Wilfrid Hounkpatin is among five changes that France head coach Fabien Galthie for their second tilt at Australi…

Ian Cameron
11 Jul, 13:20

Analysis: While breakdowns are getting faster, the scrum mostly remains stuck in rugby's dark ages.

Nick Bishop
08 Jul, 18:54

There proved to be plenty of late drama on Wednesday night in Brisbane as the Wallabies claimed a 23-21 victory over an inexperien…

Tom Raine
07 Jul, 19:12

Noah Lolesio’s late penalty saw Australia snatch a dramatic last-gasp 23-21 win over France as a young and ill-disciplined visit…

07 Jul, 8:30

The 22-year-old Carbonel has won two under-20 World Championships and displaced the highly-rated Anthony Belleau as the starter at…

Sam Smith
29 May, 21:36

Toulon had placed great fate in Sergio Parisse, Ma’a Nonu and Isaia Toeava - three veteran 30-somethings - for the 2020/21 Top 1…

Sam Smith
16 Apr, 5:01

Little-known coach Didier Retière has led the revival in France's fortunes

Gavin Mortimer
18 Mar, 5:28

Ireland are sticking by their veterans but is it time to abandon policy and go with youth?

Romain Ntamack and Virimi Vakatawa are the big-name returnees as France named their 31-man training squad ahead of their Guinness …

Ian Cameron
07 Mar, 10:07

Fresh from Six Nations wins over Italy and Ireland, the France squad to face Scotland shows three changes including a recall for D…

Liam Heagney
17 Feb, 11:10

France have gone from pretenders to contenders in 12 months but can they back up the expectation of a nation?

Owain Jones
05 Feb, 13:26

Head coach Fabien Gathie has named his France team to take on Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday in the opening roun…

Ian Cameron
04 Feb, 6:49