France have named South Africans Bernard Le Roux and Daniel Kotze plus Fijian Noa Nakaitaci in their squad to tour New Zealand.
Friday night games will return to the Six Nations as Wales host France in 2014 and England in 2015 at the Millennium Stadium.
History will be made when France take on the Blues in a midweek match during the international side's June tour of New Zealand.
The IRB has confirmed the pool draw for round eight of the Sevens World Series, the Glasgow Sevens at Scotstoun Stadium on May 4-5.
The FFR have issued a strongly-worded press release in response to recent declarations by France's anti-doping authorities.
As we do after every major tournament, we look at the state of affairs in each of the competing nations. First up, we study bottom side...
Now that the dust has settled in Cardiff, Rome and Paris, Planet Rugby has settled on its Team of Round Five AND the Championship.
Toulon and France fly-half Frederic Michalak faces at least three weeks on the sidelines with a dislocated shoulder.
France boss Philippe Saint-André urged his players to learn from their poor Six Nations campaign.
France were left holding the wooden spoon despite battling to a 23-16 win over Scotland in the final match of the 2013 Six Nations.
France's replacement centre Florian Fritz has been ruled out of his country's final Six Nations match with Scotland in Paris on Saturday....
Even victory over Scotland in Paris on Saturday might not be enough for France to avoid the ignominy of a first wooden spoon since 1999....
France coach Philippe Saint-André has made three changes to his side to play Scotland, with Mathieu Bastareaud starting in midfield....
Philippe Saint-André insists that despite a dreadful Six Nations campaign, he is staying on as originally planned until the 2015 RWC....
France have called up Stade Français lock Alexandre Flanquart as they prepare for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Scotland.
France number eight Louis Picamoles' late try salvaged a 13-13 result against Ireland as they left Dublin with a point on Saturday.
Two coaches under huge pressure will send their troops into battle in Dublin on Saturday as France seek their first win in 2013.