Showing 1–48 of 98 results

Rugby in France is big business. Ever since it was introduced by British residents in the early 1870s it has remained popular both professionally and as a recreational sport.

Rugby’s popularity as a sport really gathered pace in France in the early 1900s. At this time France won the gold medal at the Paris Summer Olympics, founding the Five Nations competition shortly after (a tournament which would eventually become the Six Nations).

The national team’s nickname ‘Les bleus’ or ‘The Blues’ refers to their royal blue kit, which they are well-known for. They are also renowned for their unique style of play. Nicknamed ‘the French flair’, it involves an unusual combination of tough, rugged physicality and graceful panache. Since the late 1960s France has retained its status as one of the top three teams in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also cited as a top-tier nation in World Rugby. Each year they participate in the Six Nations Championship. The team is widely feared by fellow European teams, regularly excelling during European Rugby Champions Cup games.

France has never actually won the Rugby World Cup – but they regularly feature as finalists and have been semi-finalists in every single tournament bar 1991 and 2015.

As a nation the French are keen to develop fresh talent. Their £46 million investment in the National Rugby Centre (known as CNR) is a remarkable facility dedicated to the development of the sport. Spanning 49 acres, it boasts five rugby pitches, a state-of-the-art gym, medical facilities, media centre and living quarters for fledgeling rugby stars.

Whether you’re searching for a one-off collector’s item or want to invest for the very first time, you’ll discover some fantastic finds in our fantastic collection of signed France rugby memorabilia. Our French rugby collection is carefully curated by passionate sports enthusiasts and features extra-special items including signed shirts, boots, accessories and photographs.