France A national rugby union team

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France A
France Rugby Logo.svg
Union French Rugby Federation
Nickname(s) Les bleus/ Les tricolores
Emblem(s) the Gallic rooster
Coach(es) France Olivier Magne
Captain(s) France Benjamin Kayser
1st kit
2nd kit
First match
France XV France 27-17  Germany
(14 October 1900)
Largest win
France B France 126-6  Croatia
(19 June 1993)
Largest defeat
France A France 12-22  Scotland A
(21 June 2009)

The France A national rugby union team, known previously as France XV national rugby union team and France B national rugby union team, are the second national rugby union team behind the French national side.

History[edit]

France XV first played at the 1900 Summer Olympics, in Paris, when they defeated Germany by score of 27-17, in the first ever Olympic Rugby Union Tournament. They later would play often matches for the Mediterranean Games or would represent France at the FIRA Trophy.

In 2009 they played in the IRB Nations Cup, against Italy A, Scotland A, Romania, Russia and Uruguay. The 2009 tournament was held in Romania.

2010 Churchill Cup Squad[edit]

26-man squad:[1]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "France rest Chabal and Servat for June". PlanetRugby.com. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-19.