France national under-18 rugby union team

The France national under-18 rugby union team is the under-18 side of the France national rugby union team in the sport of rugby union.

France
UnionFrench Rugby Federation
Emblem(s)the Gallic rooster
Coach(es)Jean-Marc Bederede
Team kit

HistoryEdit

Under-18 became a recognised age-grade in European rugby in 2004.[1]

European ChampionshipEdit

The French Under-18 team has been competing in the European Under-18 Rugby Union Championship since 2004, when it was first held. In seven editions since, the team has won the final five times and played as the losing side in the other two, going out to England on both occasions.[2]

The French side beat Ireland 27-3 in the 2010 edition of the tournament, marking its fifth title and its fourth in a row.[2] France had a disappointing 2011 tournament, missing the final for the first time, failing to win a game and finishing only fourth.

HonoursEdit

European championshipEdit

ResultsEdit

France's recent results at the European Championship:

2009 European championship – Division A
Date Location Opposition Result Round
2009   Belgium 59-9 Quarter finals
2009   Romania 78-3 Semi finals
2009 Toulon   England 20-19 Final
2010 European championship – Division A
Date Location Opposition Result Round
20 March 2010 Casale sul Sile   Italy 50-10 Quarter finals
31 March 2010 San Donà di Piave   Belgium 21-0 Semi finals
3 April 2010 Treviso   Ireland 27-3 Final
2011 European championship – First Division
Date Location Opposition Result Round
16 April 2011 Auch   Ireland 17-19 Semi finals
23 April 2011 Tarbes   Wales 6-15 3rd Place game
  • French victories in bold.

PositionsEdit

The teams final positions in the European championship:

Year Division Tier Place
2004 A Division I 1st — Champions
2005 A Division I 2nd — Runners-up
2006 A Division I 2nd — Runners-up
2007 A Division I 1st — Champions
2008 A Division I 1st — Champions
2009 A Division I 1st — Champions
2010 A Division I 1st — Champions
2011 Elite Division I 4th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Forty years of age grade growth in Europe Archived February 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine IRB website, published: 16 April 2009, accessed: 2 May 2010
  2. ^ a b 2010 European Under-18 Rugby Union Championship official website - History Archived March 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine accessed: 1 May 2010

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