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France scrum-half Antoine Dupont has been named World Rugby men's world player of the year, it was announced on Friday.
The halfway point between Rugby World Cups has been reached, with the countdown now on to France 2023. After a fascinating few weeks of cross-hemisphere play, where does the pecking order sit for the game's elite nations?
France survived a brief scare as they beat New Zealand for the first time in 21 years in a dominant performance on Saturday.
The November Test window draws to a close this weekend, the action headlined by the rematch of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England.
England's Maro Itoje will challenge Australia captain Michael Hooper and teammate Samu Kerevi for the men's player of the year while scrum-half Antoine Dupont became the first Frenchman to be shortlisted for the award since 2012.
France geared up for next weekend's much-awaited clash with New Zealand by labouring to a 41-15 victory over Georgia in Bordeaux on Sunday.
After an enthralling opening weekend of the November Test window, the action goes up a gear with huge clashes in London, Dublin and Edinburgh. Read up on all you need to know here.
France claimed a 29-20 victory over a battling Argentina in a typically intense clash in the Stade de France on Saturday.
The November Test window officially begins this weekend, the opening round of matches highlighted by the Springboks' trip to Cardiff and Scotland's Murrayfield clash with the Wallabies. Read up on all you need to know here.
After two years apart, the elite rugby nations of the northern and southern hemispheres will reunite throughout November, providing a valuable marker two years out from the next global showpiece. Here's what you need to know.
Disruption isn't always bad, especially when it comes to the old guard that largely continues to govern the rugby world. But is shoehorning in another format, this time the World 12s, really an answer to the game's issues?
Dave Rennie has unloaded on France for milking penalties after Australia played one man down for 75 minutes to beat Les Bleus 33-30 and claim their Test rugby series 2-1.
Whether Marika Koroibete deserved a red card for his high tackle will divide opinions across the rugby world. What is clear, however, is that the Wallabies must use their response and subsequent triumph to go on to bigger and better things.
Fly-half Antoine Hastoy will make his debut when France face Australia in the series-deciding third test in Brisbane after coach Fabien Galthie made seven changes to his starting lineup on Thursday.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has made seven changes for the decisive third Test against France, the biggest of which sees Tate McDermott promoted to the starting side in place of Jake Gordon.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has forecast changes to his line-up for the deciding Test in Brisbane on Saturday after France equalised with a gripping second Test victory in Melbourne.
France have taken their turn to taste victory with a late penalty securing a 28-26 win over the Wallabies in the second Test in Melbourne.
Dave Rennie has made just one change to the Wallabies' team for the second Test against France, with Taniela Tupou to start in the place of Allan Alaalatoa.
The Wallabies earned their second win under Dave Rennie, thanks largely to a horror French mistake in the match's dying seconds. But there was plenty to take out of the 80 minutes prior, that will have both pleased and disappointed the Aussie coach.
Australia made a habit of drawing games they should have won in Dave Rennie's first season in charge. It is a significant moment then that they were somehow able to get over the line in Brisbane, but the performance was anything but clinical or accurate.
The Wallabies have stolen the most remarkable Test victory over France 23-21, Noah Lolesio kicking a penalty after the visitors had failed to kick the ball into touch to seal the win.
The Wallabies have named a rookie halves combination for the first Test against France with Brumbies fly-half Noah Lolesio set for just his second run-on start, this time alongside Waratahs No. 9 Jake Gordon.
France have included seven uncapped players in their 23-man squad to play Australia in Brisbane on July 7.
France hooker Gaetan Barlot and fullback Melvyn Jaminet will make their debuts when they take on Australia in the first test in Brisbane after coach Fabien Galthie named seven uncapped players in the 23-man squad on Saturday.
Rugby Australia [RA] are set to confirm Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for the new location of the opening Wallabies' Test against France on Wednesday Jul. 7.