With so many players now graduating from the u20 programs to senior international level, it’s a surefire way to catch a glimpse of the stars of the future.
Philippe Saint-André has bucked the trend with a reasonably consistent group to the ones rolled out in November, but it’s a bad time to be named Maxime.
Transfer time is always a bit crazy in a World Cup year, but this one looks to be something extraordinary, with some French clubs taking an early lead.
Forget some of the preposterous lists that some have bandied about as their yearly selection, here are the legitimate best over the international calendar.
France play host to Argentina with a clean sweep of the autumn tests within their grasp, and a chance to show some rare consistency in their performance.
It wasn’t easy, with more strong team performances than individual ones, but a team has been scraped together with 12 different countries represented!
Les Bleus take on the Wallabies for the fourth time this year, but thankfully France has chopped and changed half the team to give it a fresh coat of paint.
Namibia continue their European tour with a stop at the famous Felix Mayol, home of Toulon rugby, to face the invitational French Barbarians in a friendly.
After a grueling few days of playing catch-up, it’s finally time to hammer down this week’s offering, with selections coming from eight different nations.
A proficient French side put Fiji to the sword in the new Stade Vélodrome, with any thoughts of an upset or even a close finish proving foolish indeed.