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    France schedule up until the Rugby World

    Interesting.......I persume Irish players will be in camps for a similiar timeframe...if the HC go's ahead next year, players will be wrecked by January!And they prob wont be near the Munster set-up for about 5 months(May-Oct)

    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
    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
    Seas suas agus troid!