Mathieu Bastareaud http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25353/all en Rugby-Bastareaud and Dusautoir back in France Six Nations squad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/rugby-bastareaud-and-dusautoir-back-france-six-nations-squad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - France have recalled former captain Thierry Dusautoir and centre Mathieu Bastareaud to the preliminary squad for their first Six Nations championship game in Italy next month.</p> <p>Manager Philippe Saint-Andre stuck mainly with the squad who thrashed Australia then beat Argentina and Samoa in the November internationals when he named 33 players on Friday, all of them with previous experience.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/rugby-bastareaud-and-dusautoir-back-france-six-nations-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Mathieu Bastareaud Rugby union Thierry Dusautoir Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:00:32 +0000 5733096 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Brunel calls on Italian belief ahead of French test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/rugbyu-brunel-calls-italian-belief-ahead-french-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jacques Brunel's hopes of making Italy believe they can gain at least two wins in this year's Six Nations face a first significant hurdle when the Azzurri host France at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.</p> <p>Head coach Brunel led Italy to a fifth place finish last year thanks to a closing 13-6 victory over Scotland in Rome, having produced one of their best ever performances in a 15-19 loss to England.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/rugbyu-brunel-calls-italian-belief-ahead-french-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Mathieu Bastareaud Rugby union Sergio Parisse AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:15:03 +0000 5742451 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Bastareaud returns to France team against Wales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/rugby-bastareaud-returns-france-team-against-wales <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jean-Paul Couret</p> <p>MARCOUSSIS, France, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Centre Mathieu Bastareaud will start a France game for the first time in almost three years after he was named in the team to take on Wales in the Six Nations championship on Saturday.</p> <p>Bastareaud, who has been chosen at the expense of Florian Fritz in one of two changes to the side which lost 23-18 in Italy in last Sunday's opener, started his last game with Les Bleus in a 2010 Six Nations match against England.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/rugby-bastareaud-returns-france-team-against-wales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Mathieu Bastareaud Rugby union Six Nations Championship Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:15:04 +0000 5748604 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Michalak returns for France trip to Ireland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/rugby-michalak-returns-france-trip-ireland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, March 7 (Reuters) - Flyhalf Frederic Michalak will start for France when they visit Ireland in the Six Nations rugby championship on Saturday, manager Philippe Saint-Andre said on Thursday.</p> <p>Michalak's return is one of three changes made to the team who lost 23-13 in England, their third defeat in as many games in the competition.</p> <p>With Morgan Parra confirmed in the scrumhalf position for the Dublin game, France will start with a third different pairing of halves as they look for inspiration and experience.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/rugby-michalak-returns-france-trip-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Frédéric Michalak Mathieu Bastareaud Rugby union Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 10:00:24 +0000 5775902 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: South African Claassen gets first start for France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/rugbyu-south-african-claassen-gets-first-start-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South African born flanker Antonie Claassen was named on Thursday to get his first start for France in their final Six Nations match against Scotland at the Stade de France on Saturday.</p> <p>The 28-year-old - son of a former Springbok captain - replaces Yannick Nyanga, who is on the replacements bench, and is one of three changes made by coach Philippe Saint-Andre to the starting XV that played in the 13-13 draw with Ireland last Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/rugbyu-south-african-claassen-gets-first-start-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Frédéric Michalak Human Interest Mathieu Bastareaud Rugby union AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:46:02 +0000 5783212 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: We've got to think positive, says Bastareaud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/rugbyu-weve-got-think-positive-says-bastareaud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France have got to stop asking questions of themselves and start thinking positively, according to centre Mathieu Bastareaud.</p> <p>The 24-year-old was surprisingly dropped from the starting line-up for last Saturday's 13-13 draw with Ireland as he had made more of an impact than most of the backs in their three Six Nations defeats.</p> <p>However, whether he is in the starting XV or not for the final game with Scotland at the Stade de France this Saturday, he is hoping the whole squad can leave the tournament with one good performance under their belts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/rugbyu-weve-got-think-positive-says-bastareaud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mathieu Bastareaud Mathieu Bastareaud Scots language AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:33:20 +0000 5783694 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: French look to avoid repeat of 1999 wooden spoon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/rugbyu-french-look-avoid-repeat-1999-wooden-spoon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France will bid to erase a woeful Six Nations campaign by beating Scotland at the Stade de France on Saturday and hope other results go their way so they avoid their first wooden spoon since 1999.</p> <p>Ironically they landed the unwanted title thanks to a home defeat by the Scots, which was the last time they won in Paris.</p> <p>France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has told his players they have to win because they owe the French fans a big performance.</p> <p>"I have told the players they must battle for 80 minutes and take the game by the scruff of the neck," said the 45-year-old.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/rugbyu-french-look-avoid-repeat-1999-wooden-spoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Frédéric Michalak Mathieu Bastareaud Rugby union AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 02:16:30 +0000 5784057 at http://www.globalpost.com France last in Six Nations despite win over Scots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/france-end-wooden-spoon-despite-beating-scotland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Julien Pretot</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - France ended a miserable Six Nations campaign with a 23-16 home win over Scotland on Saturday which was not sufficient to avoid finishing bottom of the table for the first time since 1999.</p> <p>Les Bleus, who needed to win by a 17-point margin or by 16 points with two tries to finish ahead of Ireland, were scoreless at halftime but tries to Wesley Fofana and Maxime Medard helped them end a seven-match winless streak in the championship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/france-end-wooden-spoon-despite-beating-scotland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Frédéric Michalak Mathieu Bastareaud Rugby union Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Mar 2013 23:15:36 +0000 5785625 at http://www.globalpost.com Saint-Andre looks to bright future despite French woes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/saint-andre-looks-bright-future-despite-french-woes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Julien Pretot</p> <p>PARIS (Reuters) - France have improved during the Six Nations as they build towards the 2015 World Cup, manager Philippe Saint Andre said on Sunday despite his side finishing last for the first time since 1999.</p> <p>The 2011 World Cup runners-up ended their campaign with a 23-16 home win against Scotland, which was not sufficient for them to avoid the first wooden spoon.</p> <p>France lost three of their five matches and Saint Andre said the improvements his side showed were not reflected in the results.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/saint-andre-looks-bright-future-despite-french-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fulgence Ouedraogo Mathieu Bastareaud Rugby union Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Mar 2013 13:45:04 +0000 5786006 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: France make one change for Wales clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140219/rugbyu-france-make-one-change-wales-clash-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Racing Matro flanker Wenceslas Lauret has returned to the French lineup for the Six Nations match against Wales in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Friday night.</p> <p>Lauret was named Wednesday to take over from Bernard Le Roux in the back row as the only change to the side that defeated Italy 30-10 in Paris in the last round of games.</p> <p>Le Roux was ruled out of the Wales game after being badly concussed in the match against the Italians.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140219/rugbyu-france-make-one-change-wales-clash-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Human Interest Jean-Marc Doussain Mathieu Bastareaud Rugby union AFP Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:49:18 +0000 6074859 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: France bring back Fickou for Ireland clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140313/rugbyu-france-bring-back-fickou-ireland-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French coach Philippe Saint-Andre on Thursday recalled teenager Gael Fickou as one of four changes for the last-chance Six Nations clash with Ireland.</p> <p>Saint-Andre was forced to act after facing withering criticism for France's tactics in their narrow 19-17 victory over Scotland last Saturday.</p> <p>Nineteen-year-old Toulouse centre Fickou scored the dramatic late try that beat England and Saint Andre will need his aggressive talent in the battle for a victory on Saturday while the Six Nations crown is still mathematically open.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140313/rugbyu-france-bring-back-fickou-ireland-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dimitri Szarzewski Mathieu Bastareaud Rugby union AFP Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:51:42 +0000 6094499 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wilkinson starts for Toulon against Racing, Michalak misses out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140515/rugbyu-wilkinson-starts-toulon-against-racing-michalak-misses-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>English talisman Jonny Wilkinson will start at fly-half for Toulon in their Top 14 semi-final against Racing-Metro in Lille on Friday, while Frederic Michalak does not even make the match-day squad.</p> <p>Michalak was preferred to Francois Trinh-Duc for the three-Test France tour to Australia in June, but has been unable to displace the 34-year-old Toulon captain in Bernard Laporte's team.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140515/rugbyu-wilkinson-starts-toulon-against-racing-michalak-misses-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Mathieu Bastareaud Rugby union Steffon Armitage AFP Thu, 15 May 2014 19:49:48 +0000 6148030 at http://www.globalpost.com