Paul Willemse rugby player
Paul Willemse rugby player

Paul Willemse

13th Nov 1992 2.01m/127kg No 4 Lock

France reaction (Alldritt, head coach Galthié, captain Ollivon, Lucu, Jalibert, Bourgarit, Flament, Ramos)

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

MIXED ZONE  Matthieu Jalibert, fly-half On France’s fast start: "Just like the All Blacks last week, when they practically won the match in 20 minutes, that's really what we wanted to do:...

New Zealand's Jordie Barrett doubt for World Cup opener

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand centre Jordie Barrett is a fitness doubt for the opening match of the 2023 Rugby World Cup against hosts France on Friday. Assistant coach Scott McLeod told New Zealand media that Barrett...

Galthie reveals his playmaker for clash against Wallabies

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Matthieu Jalibert will start at flyhalf in France’s final World Cup warm-up match against Australia this weekend, head coach Fabien Galthie announced on Thursday. Jalibert, 24, stands in for the...

Final chance to impress France head coach Fabien Galthie

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With head coach Fabien Galthie naming his 33-man squad next week, it is a last opportunity for the players to impress in the clash against Fiji this weekend. Emilien Gailleton is the big omission...

Scotland vs. France Preview: Are Les Bleus the favorite's?

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The calendar is beginning to enter the most exciting time for rugby fans over a four-year period as the Rugby World Cup is just a stone’s throw away.  With the the World Cup tournament so close...

Preview: France v Wales

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The last time Warren Gatland and Shaun Edwards were both involved in a Guinness Six Nations encounter, Wales were clinching the Grand Slam against Ireland. Fast-forward four years and the two will be...

France name team to face Wales

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France will welcome Uini Atonio back from suspension for the final game of their Six Nations campaign against Wales, who have made six changes for their trip to the Stade de France.   Atonio was...

Preview: England v France

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Le Crunch has rarely been so tasty, as England and France battle to keep their Guinness Six Nations title hopes alive at Twickenham on Saturday. The losers will be out of contention, while the winners...

Haouas replaces suspended Atonio for France, Watson back for Scotland

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France head coach Fabien Galthie has selected Mohamed Haouas as the replacement for the suspended Uini Atonio for France's Six Nations clash with Scotland. Atonio was handed a three-week ban...

PREVIEW: Italy vs France

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two of the northern hemisphere's in-form teams will collide when France play Italy at Stadio Olimpico to bring the opening weekend of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations to a close.  Les Bleus won every...