France national under-20 rugby union team

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France
Union Fédération Française de Rugby
Nickname(s) Les Bleuets
Coach(es) Gerald Bastide
Most caps (-)
Team kit
Change kit
First international
France France 12-6 Scotland Scotland
(1 February 2008)
Largest win
France France 68-13 Wales Wales
(21 June 2009)
Largest defeat
Wales Wales 43–8 France France
(26 February 2010)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 2008)
Best result 4th, 2011

The France under 20 rugby team are the newest representative rugby union team from France. They replace the two former age grade teams Under 19's and Under 21's. Their first tournament was the 2008 Six Nations U20 Championship, where they finished 3rd with three wins (over Scotland, Ireland and Italy) and two losses (to England and Wales). They also have participated in the inaugural IRB Junior World Championship and all subsequent competitions. Their only trophy to date is the 2009 Six Nations.

U20 Six Nations Championship[edit]

The France Under 20's won three of their five matches and finished 3rd in the 2008 Six Nations Championship

2008 Six Nations Championship
Match Score Opposition
First Match 12–6  Scotland
Second Match 24–13  Ireland
Third Match 6–24  England
Fourth Match 26–14  Italy
Fifth Match 16–20  Wales

The France Under 20's won four of their five matches to be crowned champions in the 2009 Six Nations Championship

2009 Six Nations Championship
Match Score Opposition
First Match 6–9  Ireland
Second Match 30–3  Scotland
Third Match 40–20  Wales
Fourth Match 31–11  England
Fifth Match 43–10  Italy

The France Under 20's won two of their five matches and finished 4th in the 2010 Six Nations Championship

2010 Six Nations Championship
Match Score Opposition
First Match 8–8  Scotland
Second Match 20–15  Ireland
Third Match 8–43  Wales
Fourth Match 25–6  Italy
Fifth Match 31–47  England

The France Under 20's won four of their five matches and were the runners-up in the 2011 Six Nations Championship

2011 Six Nations Championship
Match Score Opposition
First Match 49–5  Scotland
Second Match 38–13  Ireland
Third Match 8–19  England
Fourth Match 25–3  Italy
Fifth Match 29–22  Wales

The France Under 20's won four of their five matches and were the runners-up in the 2012 Six Nations Championship

2012 Six Nations Championship
Match Score Opposition
First Match 19–5  Italy
Second Match 12–13  Ireland
Third Match 30–21  Scotland
Fourth Match 12–8  England
Fifth Match 36–16  Wales

The France Under 20's won two of their five matches and finished 4th in the 2013 Six Nations Championship

2013 Six Nations Championship
Match Score Opposition
First Match 13–6  Italy
Second Match 13–27  Wales
Third Match 10–40  England
Fourth Match 5–22  Ireland
Fifth Match 13–10  Scotland

Junior World Championship[edit]

The France Under 20's ended up 6th in the 2008 Junior World Championship

2008 Junior World Championship
Match Score Opposition
Pool Match 53–17  Japan
Pool Match 32–14  Italy
Pool Match 19–23  Wales
5th–8th places Playoff Semi-Final 30–6  Argentina
5th place Playoff Final 21–42  Australia

The France Under 20's ended up 5th in the 2009 Junior World Championship

2009 Junior World Championship
Match Score Opposition
Pool Match 43–13  Italy
Pool Match 48–25  Fiji
Pool Match 27–43  South Africa
5th–8th places Playoff Semi-Final 16–6  Samoa
5th place Playoff Final 68–13  Wales

The France Under 20's ended up 5th in the 2010 Junior World Championship

2010 Junior World Championship
Match Score Opposition
Pool Match 25–22  Ireland
Pool Match 31–23  Argentina
Pool Match 9–17  England
5th–8th places Playoff Semi-Final 44–9  Fiji
5th place Playoff Final 37–23  Argentina

The France Under 20's ended up 4th in the 2011 Junior World Championship

2011 Junior World Championship
Match Score Opposition
Pool Match 24–12  Fiji
Pool Match 27–14  Tonga
Pool Match 31–25  Australia
Semi-Final 18–33  England
3rd place Playoff Final 17–30  Australia

The France Under 20's ended up 6th in the 2012 Junior World Championship

2012 Junior World Championship
Match Score Opposition
Pool Match 15–18  Argentina
Pool Match 30–29  Scotland
Pool Match 31–7  Australia
5th–8th places Playoff Semi-Final 19–17  Australia
5th place Playoff Final 7–18  Ireland

The France Under 20's will participate in the 2013 Junior World Championship

2013 Junior World Championship
Match Score Opposition
Pool Match  England
Pool Match  United States
Pool Match  South Africa
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Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship:[1]

Management[edit]

  • Gerald Bastide - Head Coach
  • Fabien Pelous - Team Manager
  • Olivier Magne - Assistant Coach
  • Cedric Cassou - Physiotherapist
  • Salim Malgouen - Physiotherapist
  • Damien Monnot - Team Doctor
  • Vincent Krischer - Video Analyst
  • Mathieu Lacome - Strength & Conditioning
  • Guy Molveau - Committee Member
  • Mathieu Brauge - Administration Manager

References[edit]