6 Nations wrap-up: Rd 3

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Rugby fans were treated to some positively gladiatorial clashes this weekend as round three of the Six Nations got underway. First up saw Ireland take on Italy at the Aviva Stadium in their first game since they were unable to challenge France due to a perilously cold bout of weather and a dangerously hard pitch. […]

Chabal to play Super Rugby in Australia

Sebastian Chabal at training

Former France international Sebastien Chabal has announced that he will play Super Rugby for an Australian team in the very near future. Chabal was recently sacked by by Top 14 Rugby club and has since been linked with several rugby clubs around the world, including Harlequins and London Wasps. However Chabal told French TV channel […]

How was it for you? The morning after the night before with Les Bleus

French Rugby Fans

So it’s the morning after the opening game of the 2012 VI Nations. The pre-match excitement, anticipation and stress has been replaced with satisfaction, reflection and joy.  Now France are top of the table ( for the moment )  I can relax and assess. Thank goodness for BBC iplayer so it can be devoured again […]

Time for a European re-jiggle???

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With the fast approaching RBS 6 Nations bearing down on us the usual suspect are preparing themselves for a close knit tournament. The teams classed as the big guns of Europe aim to pitt themselves against each other and endure some gladiatorial bouts to fight for the crown of the RBS 6 Nations. But why […]

Encore Plus Prés (Getting Even Closer)

France's rugby players Julien Bonnaire (front) and Thierry Dusautoir (back) sign autographs for fans as they arrive with their team mates at the Charles de Gaulle Airport

One of the big differences between French and English rugby besides the French flair on the pitch, is for me, the absence of arrogance and as an extension of that, and the accessibility the players give to their public. This also sets them apart from professional soccer players who seem, in the main, to play […]

Rugby gives me hours of pleasure

French Rugby Fans

This is the first time that I’ve put pen to paper to write for Pink Rugby. It’s an exciting prospect being able to share my thoughts and experiences with a wider audience. I thought that for this first attempt, I’d set the scene and introduce myself. My special interest is the XV de France along […]

Writers wanted

Write for Pink Rugby

Are you passionate about rugby and your team? Do you want to write about it?  Pink Rugby is now looking for writers to start contributing immediately. We are looking for people to cover the following; (If you are intersted in writing for something that has already been taken, please still get in touch as we […]

Fans, Fights and Front Row – An inside look at French Rugby

French Rugby Fans

French rugby is different to any other type of rugby in the world, I have played against South Africans, Australians, and Kiwis and yet French rugby is completely different. For starters the point system in French leagues is different, to get an attacking bonus point you have to score 3 more tries than your opponent, […]