Why is French rugby culture so different to our own? How did a hat-maker get France kicked out of the Five Nations championship, and what do a sausage, a tortoise, a fork and a fanny have to do with French rugby?

Le Rugby will take you on a tour of French rugby culture, from the origins of the game in the north to its traditional heartland in the southwest and on to the recent renewed growth of the game right across the country.

Join Welshman and fluent English speaker Rhys Lewis every Friday morning straight after flaky croissants..

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