France's Rugby Standings
Below you will find France's current tournament standings, updated after every matchday. You can toggle home and away fixtures, review offensive production, view defensive statistics and even check out how the team's first and second half performances differ.
Bet On France's Rugby Games
Rugby was first introduced to the French by the British in the late nineteenth century, and the sport has become one of the country's most popular pastimes. Les Bleus are consistently ranked among the top ten nations in the world and is one of just three teams to have made the knockout round of all eight Rugby World Cups to date. As yet they have not lifted the trophy, although making three finals is a great achievement.
France's overall record in the Six Nations Tournament is impressive - they have won the title seventeen times and also completed nine grand slams. Their 2010 victory capped off a memorable start to the Millennium as they won five titles in the first eleven years, however, they have not been at their best in recent years and fans will be hoping they can return to their former glory.
The good news for French rugby supporters is that history is on their side. There is a great chance that France will return to power and you can be sure to get fantastic odds on them doing so. Below we provide our guide to placing wagers on the French rugby team.
Head to Head Betting
It is always a good idea to do your research before betting head-to-head, ensuring you take into consideration a team's record against their opponents and also home and away form. For example, France has an emphatic record against the Italian national team. In 39 appearances against them, they have lost on just three occasions.
While South Africa and Australia could be seen as two teams that are reasonably even inability, it is interesting to note that France has a record of just 11-25 against the South Africans yet are much stronger against the Aussies (18-27). All teams match up differently against each other, so remember to consider historical context and not just recent form when looking to place a wager.
Also, make sure you consider the difference between the two-outcome and three-outcome markets. The three-outcome betting line includes a draw, which while not a common result is still a possibility, whereas the two-outcome line refunds your bet in the event a tied match occurs. The sensible punter will definitely choose the latter.
As stated above, the French side has a great record in the Rugby World Cup, and while they are yet to win the tournament it is only a matter of time before they convert one of their knockout appearances into a victory. The big betting companies will allow you to place a bet on upcoming tournaments well in advance of the commencement date, and you will find great odds right up until the first ball is kicked.
You will also have the opportunity to bet on the outcome of the Six Nations tournament throughout the rugby season, regardless of the final is next week or next year. France's recent drought means that they are likely to be at long odds to regain the title, so you will see great odds on them doing so. The price will fluctuate throughout the season, so watch carefully and jump on when their price peaks.
The handicap market is a great way to bet on matches where an outcome is almost assured and head-to-head betting isn't worth the money. Let's say France is playing against Italy and are the clear favourites with odds of -300; a head-to-head bet isn't going to result in a large dividend. However, if you were to bet on the French with their -9.5 handicap, you would receive odds of -110 if they win by ten points or more.
And it doesn't just work that way when France are the favourites. In a match against the All Blacks, the French may have next to no chance in winning given how dominant the New Zealanders are, and their +400 odds may reflect that; however, if you were to place a wager on them at their handicap of +14.5, you would win your -110 bet as long as the All Blacks don't win by more than 15 points. If it starts raining and points are harder to come by, this wager is looking pretty good!
Placing in-game wagers require more attention and quick decision-making, however, the potential return is always greater if you know what you're doing. Our number one tip is to make a note of the pre-game odds prior to the match - bookmakers know what they are doing and more often than not the actual result will pan out very close to their prediction.
For example, France is due to play Scotland in a Six Nations match in Paris. Les Bleus are the favourites at -180 and the handicap line is -7.5. This indicates that the betting companies think the result will likely be a French win by approximately 8 points. If Scotland scores early and go into half-time with a narrow lead, you will be able to jump on France at odds much closer to even knowing that they still have the best chance of winning the match.
Lastly, don't forget that you can always boost your odds and potential winnings by placing a parlay bet. Again, if you are faced with a situation where France is playing a team like Canada and almost certain to win, you can improve your odds by betting on at least one other match.
This is particularly useful in big tournaments like the World Cup when there are several matches happening in the same week.
When you place a parlay bet, your odds will be multiplied so you will always receive a higher payout than if you were to put two separate bets on.
Regardless of how you prefer to bet, you can count on us to provide you with the best odds and lines from a variety of the biggest online sports betting companies. With all of the information on this page, you should have the resources you need to win big on French rugby matches, so put your money down today and get ready to reap the rewards!