France schedule up until the Rugby World Cup

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PARIS, March 30, 2007 (AFP) - The schedule of the France rugby union team up until the World Cup that France will host from September 7 to October 20:

PARIS, March 30, 2007 (AFP) - The schedule of the France rugby union team up until the World Cup that France will host from September 7 to October 20:

May 14: squad named for two Test matches against New Zealand (June 2, June 9)

May 26: confirmation of 26-strong squad for New Zealand tour, taking into account the unavailablity of players taking part in semi-finals of French Top 14 league play-offs

May 27: departure for New Zealand

June 2: 1st Test v New Zealand at Auckland

June 9: 2nd Test v New Zealand at Wellington

June 12: return from New Zealand

June 14: 30-strong World Cup squad announced

July 2-August 3: five-week training camp, including two spells at high-altitude at Val d'Isere (July 9-13) and Font-Romeu (July 15-20)

August 6-31: technical training camp with three international Test matches

August 11: Test v England at Twickenham, London

August 18: Test v England at Marseille, France

August 25: Test v Wales at Cardiff

September 1: World Cup squad and full backroom staff in place

September 7: opening match of World Cup against Argentina at Stade de France, Paris

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Subject: French news

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