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 The France national rugby union team () represents France in men's international rugby union and it is administered by the French Rugby Federation. They traditionally play in blue shirts emblazoned with the national emblem of a golden roost ...
in the sport of
rugby union Rugby union, commonly known simply as rugby, is a close-contact team sport that originated at Rugby School in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its m ...


Under-18 became a recognised age-grade in European rugby in 2004.Forty years of age grade growth in Europe
IRB website, published: 16 April 2009, accessed: 2 May 2010

European Championship

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
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on both occasions.2010 European Under-18 Rugby Union Championship official website - History
accessed: 1 May 2010
The French side beat Ireland 27-3 in the 2010 edition of the tournament, marking its fifth title and its fourth in a row. France had a disappointing 2011 tournament, missing the final for the first time, failing to win a game and finishing only fourth.


* European Under-18 Rugby Union Championship ** Champions: 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015 ** Runners-up: 2005, 2006, 2018

European championship


France's recent results at the European Championship: * French victories in bold.


The team's final positions in the European championship:


External links

Official website
of the Fédération Française de Rugby
FIRA-AER official website
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