Three Tests in 11 days: Mid-week Wallabies Tests on the cards against France

The Wallabies could play their first mid-week Test in nine years, with officials discussing the possibility of three Tests in the space of 11 days in July.

Germany, Italy, Spain, France to halt AstraZeneca shots, further hitting EU vaccination campaign

It came as the World Health Organisation appealed to countries not to suspend vaccinations against a disease that has caused more than 2.7 million deaths worldwide.

France’s anti-immigrant candidate Marine Le Pen gains on Emmanuel Macron in polling

More than a third of those intending to vote for her said they intended to plump for Le Pen out of anger towards or opposition against Macron.

Italy and France threaten more vaccine bans following Australia blockade

The shipment of 250,000 vaccine doses to Australia was blocked even though the European Union’s 27 countries have used just a third of the AstraZeneca doses they hold.

Michalak reveals concerns about strength of France squad for Australia tour

Sydney-based French rugby great Frederic Michalak discusses the 2023 World Cup, a July series against the Wallabies and what it’s like working under Trent Robinson at the Roosters.

Where is Diary Sow? Angst in Senegal after its ‘best student’ goes missing in Paris

Well-wishers in Senegal, including the President, saw her as destined for greatness. Enrolled at one of France’s most prestigious schools in Paris, she even published her own novel.

‘I tried to not speak in public’: Backpackers feel demonised but grateful to be here

“I remember that I tried to not speak in public to avoid people noticing my foreign accent,” said backpacker Michael Urbach, from France.

RA boss backs more transparent World Cup process as Australia prepares 2027 bid

World Rugby has announced changes to its bidding process following criticism surrounding France’s controversial win over South Africa to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.